Our Staff

Our staff is the lifeblood of our organization.  
Meet the AWCC staff, below.

 

Sarah (Howie) Howard

Executive Director

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Di Whitney

Senior Advisor

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Dr. Michelle Oakley

Veterinarian

Dr. Michelle Oakley is the only all-species veterinarian for the Yukon territory and is the star of the National Geographic Wild’s series Dr. Oakley: Yukon Vet.

Pete Corkey

Director of Operations

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Becky Chambless photo

Becky Chambless

Development Director

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Shay Colyer

Curator

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Nicole Geils

Director of Sales & Marketing

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Lily Grbavach

Director of Education

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Matt Hertel

Maintenance & Projects Manager

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Noah Melecha

Vehicle Maintenance Tech

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Calvin the Lynx

Dawn Johnson

Accounting

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Morgan Mitchell

Social Media Manager

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Calvin the Lynx

Retail Manager

Anne Boyle

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Jonathan Hellon

Admissions Manager

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Calvin the Lynx

Angelica Evans

Assistant Curator

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Mitch Johnson

Animal Keeper

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Ileana Parish

Animal Keeper

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Amy Craker Hellon

Education Program Coordinator

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Natalie Sawley

Naturalist/Education Specialist

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Ziggy Zickgraf

Animal Keeper

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Cassidy Massey

Animal Keeper

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Ashley Novella

Animal Keeper

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Duane Magoon

Guest Services Agent

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Liam Hanson

Maintenance Tech

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Keri Macdonald 

Administrative Assistant

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Doug Lindstrand

Artist/Photographer

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