Employee Profiles Archives

Employee Profile: Todd Langfield

 

It takes a special individual to fly through the air at a top speed of 40 mph at over 1,200 feet above the Arkansas River on a skinny zip line cable.  And Area General Manager Todd Langfield is that individual – and this determination may be found in other aspects of Todd’s approach to his career and family.

The Colorado native graduated from Colorado State University, with a major in business and a minor in resort management.  His career path may ...

Employee Profile : Laura Sams

Laura Sams has three family branches: her relatives, her rugby family and her zoo family.

Laura calls home the city of Greenville, South Carolina, which is a town nestled into the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains.  Her parents and younger brother still live in the revitalized town that overflows with southern charm and natural beauty.  Her father works in television, and as a youngster, Laura appeared in many television commercials and at promotional events.  She had many early interactions ...

Employee Profile : Daron Fowler

The Retail GM at the National Center for Civil and Human Rights, Daron Fowler, collect socks and shoes like some people collect stamps or coins.  He doesn’t collect boring socks, but buys crazy, bright novelty socks.  And his shoe collection is equally exciting with not only classic leather loafers and wingtips but slip-on brightly-colored sneaker models.

You may have guessed that Daron loves to shop.  The Kansas City-native earned a bachelor’s degree in apparel and textile design from Kansas State ...

Employee Profile : Jeff Spirer

Many believe that being by the ocean improves health and well-being, and Saint Louis Science Center General Manager Jeff Spirer may be a believer. Even though he grew up in Pittsburgh, went to land-locked Virginia Tech and currently works in the mid-western city of Saint Louis, he said he loves the ocean. His love of water may have started as a child. For many years, his family took sunny summer escapes to either Cape Cod or in ...

Employee Profile: Nancy Gonzalez

It’s all about experiences for the self-described self motivated Nancy Gonzalez.

Nancy was born in Colorado, a place where dreams and experiences can be as big as the neighboring snow-capped mountains. One of her dreams is to expand her skills as a writer and nature photographer.  In fact, she said if she wasn’t working at the Houston Zoo, her ideal job would be a writer and photographer for National Geographic. Nancy earned Associate degrees in both journalism and ...