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Karah Rawlings, M.A. 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, M.S. 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.

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 watercoloring, reading, hiking, running, paddleboarding and traveling.

Dan Weiss, Ph.D. 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.

Kaitlyn Sampson Program Assistant & Design Contractor

Kaitlyn joined the Wolf Park volunteer program in May 2019. After assisting with the youth camp programs that year, she was brought on as an independent Design Contractor. Kaitlyn has been completing various projects for the park such as updating the logo, designing the 2021 calendar, and developing informational signs for our enclosures. Kaitlyn was hired in 2021 as the Summer Program Assistant. She received her B.F.A. in Visual Communication Design from Herron School of Art + Design at IUPUI.

Nikki Yoder Member & Donor Relations Assistant

Nikki started out as a volunteer with Wolf Park in August 2019. She was later hired in June 2021. Nikki received her Bachelors from Purdue University in Animal Sciences with a focus in Behavior and Wellbeing in 2013 and has been passionately working with animals ever since. Some personal hobbies include indoor and outdoor plant care, bad movies while drinking with friends, foraging, sipping coffee with her cat, listening to podcasts and infamously misremembering song lyrics.

Kim Robinson Community Outreach Assistant

Kim Robinson, a Purdue University graduate with a BA in Communications, hails from the Brookston, Indiana area. She joined Wolf Park’s staff in 2021. Kim has had an exceptional professional career in broadcasting, marketing, advertising, public relations, and social media. She is a freelance writer, loves to work in her flower beds, and will put a coat of paint on anything that doesn’t move.

Caity Judd Gift Shop Manager
Scott Allaire Seasonal Animal Keeper

Scott started at Wolf Park as an intern in the winter of 2014, and has been a valuable long term volunteer since. He was hired as a Seasonal Keeper in 2021. Scott earned his B.S. in Environmental Science and Biology from SUNY Brockport, and has several years of experience as a top-notch field technician on wildlife conservation and research projects. Scott has played a key role in projects across the country and has worked with deer, mountain lions, coyotes, bobcats, bison, and wolves, making him an excellent bridge between the worlds of wildlife research and captive management. Scott is a member of the Wildlife Society and is pursuing certification as an Associate Wildlife Biologist. Personal hobbies include photography, drawing, cooking, and watching the worst movies ever made with some of the best people in the tri-county area.

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Holly Jaycox, President
Courtney Schmidt, Vice President
Edie M. Doland, Treasurer
Jen Schumaker, Secretary
Dr. Gordon M. Burghardt
Dr. Clive Wynne
Pat Goodmann
Sheila Klinker
Steve Knecht
Nicola Osypka
Dave Sattler
Gladys Wright
Robin Adams
Shawna Lusk
Susan Rowe

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