The board of IATCB welcomes a new general board member, Kelly Garrison:
Kelly graduated from the University of Georgia with a double major of Animal and Dairy Science. She began working at the Birmingham Zoo in 2005. Her career started as a part time keeper working in the Children’s Zoo Barn. Six months later she was hired into a full time roll. Working and training animals for the wild life shows and educating the public quickly became her passion. In 2010 the Animal Programs and Interpretation Department was formed at the zoo and it was an easy decision on where her heart fell. She is now the manager for this department and has worked hard to have a mixed species shows including free flight birds. Kelly is a Certified interpretive Guide and uses her skills as an interpreter to educate and inform the public on the importance of conservation. She is also the chairs of the Animal Training Committee and Interpretive Committees for the zoo.IATCB.