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Although we could fill several web pages with the photos and biographies of the valuable staff, volunteers and part time trainers at Wild Things, there are a few who are considered key personnel who helped build the company and help maintain it today...

STAFF

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Charile Sammut, owner/President with special friends: (left to right)Paula Kristi, Butch & Buffy. Click here for more info and bio on Charlie.

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Lisa Sammut-     Head-Charlie Wrangler!!! What more can we say, it's one of the toughest jobs on the ranch and NO-ONE does it better!!!!

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Lisa and her BFB (Best Friend Badger),  "Taz"

Christy Ingram -     Head Trainer and Compound Manager - As of 1999,  20+ years in the business, 20+ with Charlie.

Our  highest seniority: Christy & "Josef"

"Al"  yup, just good-ole Al. And in our opinion, there isn't a ranch on the planet that could survive without their own Al! There's nothing he can't or wont do for the animals and we couldn't imagine being is business without him. Al's been with us now for over 15 years.

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Maria and Maria - AKA "Maria y Maria" , both extremely KEY INGREDIENTS which without, our machine could not run! We simply can not say enough about how much our Maria(s) do for us and the animals.

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Kristin Burroughspossing with our very special warthog, "Harley "D" Hog.

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Lanier Fairchild, seen here with our Patagonian cavy, "Bert".  Lanier heads our volunteer dept. also.

OUR EDUCATION DEPARTMENT

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The head or our Ed. Dept., Angie Krall, a position that requires far more than most could ever imagine...

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Jena Mosqueda:  Jenna, seen here with our Doc, our binterong, displays a dedication that goes over and beyond, right down to her Josef tatoo.

VOLUNTEER STAFF

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Lucy Leeper- holding Chloe, our two-toed sloth.   

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Rusty Barnes and Tyler Gerome, seen here with our albino Burmese Python

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Lauren Serrano (aka "Squeek") is a past full timer and current volunteer member of our team. Both she and her husband Andy are still very much a part of our success and we look forward to their visits.

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Andy Serrano - volunteer    Andy is the  the husband of "Squeek",another valued member of our volunteer staff.  (And no, he really doesn't pose like this for all photos, he was actually asked to strike this pose on a photo shoot one day but it does describe his fun personality and willingness to do just about anything for the sake of Wild Things!!!)

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"Charlotte Muia"  is one of our most valued volunteers and donors. Charlotte maintains a weekly schedule to help us care for our animals that is as valuable to us as any of our full timers. Charlotte's husband, Carl, has also donated his time and expertise to make the home for our animals all that it can be.

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Charlotte with her buddy, "KB"

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Ferret with our HUGE raccoon, Ramsey

Angela (the "ferret") Dacus: is yet another volunteer at VQR who has dedicated enough time and energy to grace the pages of our website. The meaning of  her nick-name is being withheld to protect the not so innocent...

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Marca Stickles: Marca, seen here with her ele-friends, Paula and Kristi, is our go-to gal in a pinch. She's a dedicated volunteer that we can always count on for those last minute shows and away work. A true asset to our system...

Vickey Overstreet: Volunteer (and then some) !!! We have to credit Vickey for making not only a substantial physical commitment to Monterey Zoo but a substantial  financial one as well. Several animals have much more special lives thanks to Vickey and her gracious donations .

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Vickey with Babs.

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Deb Michelotte: Another very special volunteer who has been with us for 7 years and never had a fight with Charlie. THAT'S A  RECORD!!! .

Kelly Andersen Kelly worked here full time before her life's circumstances moved her out of state. She still drops in from time to time to help pwhen needed. Seen here with Cosmo, she and Cosmo made their commercial debut in a BYU commercial that can be seen our Big Cat Page.

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Alison Rouhas is another previous employee who helps out still now and then and took on a very special project in Jonah, our serval seen here. She's doing a great job pulling him out of his unsocial cave.

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Jammie Watts is our very own bird woman of Alcatraz as she cares for our many parrots at the facility as well as the many she lives with on the ranch.

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