Australia Zoo Wildlife Warriors
Wildlife Warriors Administration Staff.
Director of Development
Cynthia came to Australia Zoo Wildlife Warriors in August 2013 from the University of Queensland's Faculty of Health Sciences. She has 20 years experience in fundraising and community relations with non-profit organizations throughout the United States, including six years with the Oregon Zoo Foundation in Portland, Oregon. Cynthia joined Australia Zoo Wildlife Warriors, because of the incredible opportunity to engage Australians and people from around the globe in wildlife conservation. The mission of the wildlife hospital and the international conservation projects gets right to the heart of what it means to care for others - both animals and humans - on this planet.
Outside of Wildlife Warriors, Cynthia enjoys scuba diving, kite surfing, and mountain biking (having raced across the U.S on an amateur level for 10 years), all with her husband Dennis.
Shari started with AZWW in March 2014 after relocating to the Sunshine Coast from Perth, where she spent four years in community development at the Leukaemia Foundation. After more than 10 years working and volunteering across the conservation, arts,health care sectors, Shari brings a wealth of knowledge in fundraising, donor relations and event management. She is passionate about wildlife across the world and is thrilled to be helping raise funds for our gorgeous animals and conservation programs. One of Shari's most exciting animal encounters was coming face to face with a grizzly Bear in the wild.
Donor Relations Officer
Michelle joined the Zoo Crew in November 2008.
Growing up on the Sunshine Coast and having travelled the world and worked in the tourism industry for over 8 years, Michelle is excited to be home and sharing her knowledge in one of the world's leading tourism destinations.
As Michelle enjoys travelling and learning new things, she will be kept very busy learning all there is to know about Australia Zoo, its animals and the rest of the Zoo Crew. When not at the zoo Michelle loves to visit friends and family or just relax by the beach.
Admin & Office Support
Emily started with AZWW in April 2014 as the Admin & Office Support. She has had previous experience in Events Management, admin sales and customer service in the fashion industry. Emily has had a lot of experience with our wildlife including rescuing and raising a Joey. Emily has a soft spot for one of our Koalas - Milo, that she is currently a sponsor for. She is so happy to be working for an organisation that actually makes a difference. Outside of the Zoo Emily enjoys Scuba Diving and travelling.
AZWH Volunteers Coordinator
Sarah joined the awesome Tour Team in March 2014. From an early age, Sarah has been involved in and around wildlife. Helping her mum care for sick and injured animals. "I love being around all the animals and, being in these beautiful surrounds is calming." Sarah just loves the Cheetahs as "they have grace, dignity, and beauty as well as being shy and majestic."
From June 2014 Sarah has taken on the role of Volunteer Coordinator within the Wildlife Hospital.
Sarah has come from Police Services with a background in child protection, and is also a Fitness Trainer.
With thousands of visitors from all over the world passing through the gates daily, all team members understand the importance of making a lasting impression to our patrons. A job at Australia Zoo is more than a vocation, it's a lifestyle - just ask any of our team members. Australia Zoo employees love animals and conservation, have an exceptional self-drive attitude towards work and of course, wear the world famous khaki uniforms with pride! You just have to walk around the Zoo to feel the electricity in the air. The atmosphere creates an exciting experience for all visitors and a dream workplace environment for all employees.
- Audio Visual
- Australia Zoo Wildlife Hospital
- Australia Zoo Wildlife Warriors
- Australiana Shop
- Big Cats
- Building Services
- Croc Lair
- Crocoseum Boutique
- Elephantasia Shop
- First Aid
- Graphic Design
- Grounds and Landscaping
- Group Bookings
- Human Resources
- Kids Zoo
- Native Mammals
- Rescue Team
- Retail Warehouse
- Roving Entertainment
- School Based Trainees
- Steve's Safari Shuttle
- Tour Desk
- Website Team
- Zoo Vets & Vet Nurse
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