Jon Forrest Dohlin, CEO and Zoo Director of the Fresno Chaffee Zoo

April 29, 2024 01:06:34
Jon Forrest Dohlin, CEO and Zoo Director of the Fresno Chaffee Zoo
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Jon Forrest Dohlin, CEO and Zoo Director of the Fresno Chaffee Zoo

Apr 29 2024 | 01:06:34

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Show Notes

Today, we have Jon Forrest Dohlin on the show. Jon has been the Chief Executive Officer and Zoo Director of Fresno Chaffee Zoo since February 2021. Born and raised in California, Dohlin received a BA in Biology from Humboldt State University in Arcata, CA, and a Masters of Architecture from Parsons School of Design in New York. He worked for the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) at the Bronx Zoo as an Exhibit Designer and in Construction Management before becoming the Director of the WCS New York Aquarium in 2008. This was such a fun conversation about one of Fresno's greatest attractions, and Jon seems like the perfect person to be at its helm. Please enjoy!

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