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Karah Rawlings Executive Director

Karah was hired in May of 2019 as Wolf Park’s Executive Director. She received her B.A. in Sociology from Purdue University and her Masters of Public Affairs from Indiana University – Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI). Some personal hobbies include reading, native plant and vegetable gardening, and camping.

Pat Goodmann Head Animal Curator

Pat started out as a graduate student with Wolf Park in August 1974. She was later hired in May of 1978. Pat received her B.A., specializing in Zoology, from Stephens College. She then received her M.S. in Psychology from Purdue University. Some personal hobbies include reading, horses, and dogs.

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Karen M. Davis, Ph.D. Species Curator – Wolves

Karen started out as a volunteer with Wolf Park in November 1994. She was later hired in March of 2015. Karen received her M.S. in Biology and Animal Behavior/Ethology and her Ph.D. in Experimental Psychology with a specialty in Animal Behavior, Comparative Cognition and Ethology. Some personal hobbies include practicing the art of and attending seminars for HAKA, hiking with her dog through State and National Parks, and walking Labyrinths when she finds them.

Kimber Hendrix, M.S. Species Curator – Foxes

Kimber started out as a volunteer with Wolf Park in July 2012. She was later hired in May of 2014. She received her B.A. and M.S. from Purdue University. Kimber is an IAABC Supporting Member, IZE Member, ZAA Associate Member, ZRA Professional Member, and associated with Living and Learning Animals 2020. Some personal hobbies include reading, hiking, crocheting, spending time with family, and learning new things.

Khaz Brooks, CPDT-KA Species Curator – Bison

Khaz started out as an intern with Wolf Park in September 2016. They were later hired in March 2017. Khaz has a background in Ecological Anthropology and over 10 years of experience in animal husbandry and behavior management. They are a Dual-Certified Professional Dog Trainer through AKC and CCPDT currently pursuing advanced certification in Canine Behavior Consulting. They are also a AAZK Member and IAABC Member. Some personal hobbies include trekking national parks, permaculture, spoiling their houseplants, Very Bad Movies ™, gratuitous cat petting, strong coffee, rye whiskey, reading poetry, training animals, and habitually losing their car keys.

Monty Sloan Photographer and Animal Care Staff

Monty started out as a volunteer in January 1988. He was later hired in April of 1988. Monty received his B.A. in Geology from the University of California – Berkeley. Some personal hobbies include scorpions and scorpion peppers.

Jenna Holakovsky Member and Events Coordinator

Jenna started out as an extern with Wolf Park in December 2017. She was later hired in May of 2019. She received her B.S. in Conservation Biology with a focus on Animal Behavior and Native Peoples and the Environment from the State University of New York – College of Environmental Science and Forestry (SUNY-ESF). Some personal hobbies include painting, game nights with friends, cooking vegan, and hiking with her rescue pup.

Christopher Lile Program Coordinator

Christopher started out as an intern with Wolf Park in May 2017. He was later hired in November of 2019. He received his B.S. in Biology and Psychology from Gardner-Webb University and is currently enrolled in Indiana University–Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) for his Masters in Philanthropic Studies. He is a ZAA associate member, an AAZK affiliate member, and an IZE member. He is also an independent contractor for Defenders of Wildlife as a red wolf advocate. Some personal hobbies include paddle boarding, reading, hiking, running, and traveling.

Dan Weiss Facility and Retail Coordinator

Dan started out as a volunteer with Wolf Park in July 2013. He was later hired in November of 2017. He received his B.A. in Psychology and Sociology from Ithaca College, his M.S. in Sociology from Purdue University, and his Ph.D. in Sociology from Purdue University.

Caity Judd Gift Shop Manager


Dr. Gordon M. Burghardt
Edie M. Doland, Treasurer
Pat Goodmann
Holly Jaycox, President
Sheila Klinker
Steve Knecht
Tom O’Dowd, Chair
Nicola Osypka
Dave Sattler
Jen Schumaker, Secretary
Gladys Wright
Dr. Clive Wynne

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