The Chattanooga Zoo is owned by the City of Chattanooga and is managed by Friends of the Zoo, Inc. – a 501 (c) (3) organization.

Executive Committee
  • Beverly Coulter, President
  • Pete Lapina, Vice President
  • Bob Stewart, Secretary
  • Sharon Brooks, Treasurer
Board of Directors
  • Brenda Flinn
  • Gary Chazen
  • Sonia Young
  • Curtis Bowe
  • Susan Fleck
  • Arie Veltenaar
  • Emerson Brown
  • Tom Eddy
  • Joe Johnson
  • Dr. Richard Krause
  • Maura Sullivan

Founders Circle
  • Pete Serodino
  • Dr. Mickey Myers
  • Doug Warner
  • Tom Donovan
  • Mimi Warner Iversen

Kylie Moore

Facility Rental Coordinator 4236971322 ext. 5267

Ashley Owens

Marketing Coordinator 4236971322 ext. 5787

Darde Long

President and CEO 423.697.1322 ext. 5708

Liz Crowe

COO & Human Resources 423.697.1322 ext. 5708

Hannah Hammon

Director of Advancement 423.697.1322 ext. 5703

Chris Houser

Director of Exhibits & Maintenance 423.697.1322 ext. 5702

James Brantley

Director of Community Engagement 423.697.1322 ext. 5786

Chelsea Dale

Director of Education 423.697.1322 ext. 5782

Peri Anne Edwards

Volunteer Coordinator 423.697.1322 ext 5790

Sarah Olivo

Manager of Membership & Stewardship 423-697-1322 ext. 5720

Learyn Miller

Manager of Events & Advancement 423-697-1322 ext. 5710

Donation Requests

The Chattanooga Zoo is always happy to support the the fundraising efforts of our local community. If you are a 501c3 organization located within 35 miles of the Chattanooga Zoo, we welcome you to apply for a donation from the Zoo to your cause. The Zoo typically provides support through the provision of Zoo passes. However, donation amounts and sizes are subject to availability and therefore might change. Please allow the Zoo 4 - 6 weeks to mail and process your request. To expedite your request please use our online donation request application.