About the Director
has always had a passion for wildlife. As a teen, Jennifer volunteered at the Oklahoma City Zoo as a Junior Curator.
After high school, she married, spent time raising a family and meanwhile remained deeply committed to exploring, understanding,
and educating those close to her about the natural world and its inhabitants.
Later, in 2001, Jennifer
returned to the Oklahoma City Zoo to work as an adult volunteer. She was then hired as staff in the Zoo's Education
Department where she remained until 2005. Critter Tales was conceived shortly thereafter and has ever
since been Bringing the Wild to Life throughout the state of Oklahoma.
is a member of Oklahoma Master Naturalists, and has also completed Project Learning Tree educator training through
Oklahoma Forestry Services.
Police background and OSBI information are available upon request.