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Paul Bingham, D.V.M., is owner/veterinarian of Arrowhead Veterinary Services.   He possesses the rare DOW license to rehabilitate wildlife.  Bingham is involved with the Pauline S. Schneegas Wildlife Foundation and is currently the DOW Teachers Certification.  Dr. Bingham’s experience includes: small and large animals, wildlife, and exotics.  He is presently on multiple animal boards and is fluent with the process of local, state, and federal animal permits.

Reynolds Polymer\International Concept Management (ICM) international design/building firm of custom aquariums and zoological themed environments that inspire, educate and entertain visitors, turn venues into destinations and add value for their communities.

Ciavonne, Roberts, & Associates-An award-winning land planning and landscape architecture located in Grand Junction Colorado.  Design experience ranges from residential landscapes to city parks, from entry signs to urban plazas, from streetscapes to subdivisions.

Alan Snow is a local reptile enthusiast with many years of experience in caring for and breeding various species of snakes and lizards.  Alan holds a degree in biology from Tennessee school (NSTCC). He has been involved in various volunteer programs for the care of abused and mistreated animals of many species.

John Koch, General Contractor, is the owner/ operator of Koch Construction, proudly serving Western Colorado. John has more than 22 years experience within the construction industry. In addition, John has several years experience in management, which includes the Food and Beverage industry. Koch has enjoyed volunteering since the age of 14. Volunteer history includes the Rio Grande Zoo (Albuquerque, NM), Special Olympics, Breast Cancer awareness and fundraising, Boy Scouts of America and several others. Additionally, John has contributed his time by volunteering as a coach with little league baseball, youth soccer, youth basketball, women’s self-defense and kickboxing.

Jon Wilkin is a retired mathematics professor. His career  spans 42 years as a full time faculty member at Northern Virginia Community College. Jon retired in 2010, but continues as an adjunct professor, teaching Abstract Algebra and Euclidean/non-Euclidean Geometry. Jon assists, Executive Director Janet Gardner, in the continual development of GVZQ's web site.

Allen Farmer graduated from Georgia State University in 2005 with a B.A. degree in Psychology and a B.A. in Film. While at Georgia State he held two student positions in research, particularly research in zoological settings. Farmer’s first assistant position was at the GSU Center for Behavioral Neuroscience where he worked under Dr. Marise Parent. The second position was an extension of an Animal Behaviors course taken under Dr. Kris Kular and Dr. Rebecca Synder. This second position, Farmer collected data on Bachelor (Silverback) Gorillas and Orang-utans as well as African Elephants and pandas.  He continued with the work at the zoo after the class ended as a volunteer until moving to Chicago.

Kathryn Wilkinson has a Ph.D. in cell biology from the University of Colorado Health Science Center (UCHSC). She and her family have lived in GJ since 1994 and own a radiation detector manufacturing business, Alpha Spectra Inc. In her spare time, Wilkinson teaches science to Holy Family first and second graders.  She also volunteers for the Grand Junction High School Booster Club Bingo.

Sarah Harvey, graduated Palisade High School early in December of 2008. Works full time at a local veterinary clinic since June 2009. She does her best and enjoys teaching others about the knowledge she has about certain animals anytime she gets. Attends the fundraising events when she gets a chance when not at work taking along her bearded dragon(s) for others to enjoy, experience, and gain knowledge of that reptile.

Jo Ann Wacker works for St. Mary's Hospital.  She has been involved in the Master Gardener's Organization beginning in 2007.  Wacker holds an Associate’s Degree in Health Information Technology and a Registered Health Information Technologist and a Certified Coding Specialist.

Mark Hutchins, (GE Power & Water, Non-GE), Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition for General Electric Power & Water, alternative energies.  Mark grew up Grand Junction.

Peter Woodbury has been an engineering technician for the past twenty five years.  During that time, he has primarily worked in the Development Department of Colorado State Parks and has been involved in many of the west slope State park construction and renovation projects.  Woodbury has also worked for Rolland Engineering and served on the Mesa County School District 51 Long Range Planning Committee.  He has an extensive background in engineering, surveying, construction and land development.

Michelle Gossage holds a Bachelor’s degree in Technical Editing.  She presently edits college science and nursing text books and has done so for the past 11 years.  Gossage is a volunteer for School District 51; creating and running extra– curricular programs since 2000.

John Feliciano is a retired business owner who also worked in law enforcement. He is presently an assistant to a local real estate broker and manages many properties. Feliciano is a member of the Redlands Rotary Club.  He is the Chair of the annual Gateway Auto Fest and belongs to a group of sport cars enthusiasts. Feliciano is active in maintenance of sports cars and the planning of monthly cruises to various locations and auto shows.  He is known to his friends as “Information Central”.

Christy Bennett shares her home with many re-homed parrots. She is involved in educating the public on parrots as pets. The Bennett’s have taken a special informational parrot cruise.  Christy holds a certificate in AFA level 1 and is currently working on PIJAC's Certified Avian Specialist Program.

Rick Harper, A Grand Junction native, Rick has been selling real estate for six years. Prior to getting in to the real estate profession, he was in the banking industry for seven years. Harper has been involved in many community organizations such as Partners, Mesa County Sheriff’s Posse, Mesa State Athletics, Monument Little League, Jacobs Center and many more. Harper is married with two sons that are active in youth baseball, hockey, basketball, wrestling and track.

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