Our Staff


David Jackson

CEO and Director of South Campus

Gabe Kerschner

Director of North Campus

David’s passion for wildlife and desire to educate and inspire conservation worldwide is what lead him to establish Conservation Ambassadors 25 years ago. His passion started in high school with jobs in animal care and training dogs and parrots. His unique experiences inspired him to pursue a career in the animal care field. David worked in the zoological medicine department at UC Davis Veterinary Teaching Hospital where his dedication and interest in wildlife and wild places lead him to attend Moorepark college an AZA (Association of Zoos and Aquariums)-certified facility in California where he graduated with a degree in exotic animal training and zoological management. David has traveled around the world to assist with wildlife conservation efforts. Over his career, he has received numerous awards for animal welfare, zoo management, education and training but he will say his greatest accomplishment are his two children Samantha and Christopher who have the same love for animals and passion for conservation.

Megan Copher

Animal Keeper

Annie Woods

Animal Keeper

Joseph Kerschner

Educator

Kelsey Weinroth

Educator

Garrett Wilson

Animal Keeper

Deana Escujuri

Animal Keeper

Brandon Kato

Animal Keeper