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
  • 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

Darde Long

President and CEO 423.697.1322 ext. 5708

Tammy Mixon

Director 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

Chelsea Dale

Director of Education 423.697.1322 ext. 5782

Terri Clark

Volunteer Coordinator 423.697.1322 ext 5790

Learyn Miller

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

Virginia Lentz

Events Coordinator 423.697.1322 ext. 5267

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.