The Janda Exotics Team

Lead Animal Keeper
Liz​
Elizabeth or as we call her “Liz” joined our team as a Zoo Aide in June 2018 and is currently our Lead Zoo Keeper.
 
Before working at Janda, Liz worked in the education field as a special education instructional aid. She also has experience with various animals including exotics at her mini zoo at home.
Liz grew up in New Berlin, TX. She graduated from Texas Lutheran University with a bachelor’s degree in Biology.
Liz’s future goal is to continue working with exotic animals and to own several for herself one day.
Liz has owned a variety of animals such as dogs, cattle, chinchillas, fish, reptiles, birds, horse, rabbits, squirrels and more. When Liz is not working she enjoys camping, hiking, gardening, horseback riding, taking care of her aquaponics system, playing video games, watching movies, drawing, painting and crafting.
Sales Assistant
Perla
Perla joined our team in August 2020 as our Sales assistant who helps assist with the care and sales of animals and corresponding with customers to have the best experience.
 
She is currently enrolled in college looking to graduate with a degree in criminal law and become a lawyer.
She worked and did behavioral training with horses and she has 5 dogs, 2 goats and chickens at home.
 
Her favorite animal here is Tippy the joey kangaroo.
Animal Care Assistant
LeighAnn​
LeighAnn joined our team in January of 2019 and is currently our Animal Care Assistant. She assists with specialty animal care taking and handles all food prep. 
 
LeighAnn grew up in San Antonio, Texas and is currently studying Wildlife Biology at Texas State University.
 
LeighAnn's future goals is to become a zookeeper or game warden.
LeighAnn currently owns dogs, cats, cows and fish.
Her favorite animal here are the mini Zebu who she spends lots of time with.
Ranch Hand
Luis
Luis joined our team in August of 2020 and is our Ranch Hand. 
 
He helps with welding, fixing items around the ranch, problem solving, maintaining a beautiful property and helping to create a safe and clean environment for ourselves and the animals.
He has 2 cats and 2 dogs at home with a wild woodpecker as a friend as well. 
Luis favorite animal here is Tippy the kangaroo joey.

Small Animal Specialist

Frank
Frank joined our team in January of 2020 and is currently a zookeeper apprentice. 
Frank grew up in Seguin, Texas. He hopes to attend Texas A&M to study Wildlife and Fishery Science. He plans to become a Game Warden.
Frank has 2 pets, a dog named June and a leopard gecko named Chuck. In his spare time he enjoys spending time with his friends, playing video games and hiking. 

Zoo Aides

Kameron

He is one of our zoo aide's who started in April 2020 and just finished his 90 day internship program. He helps out with cleaning, maintaining a healthy happy environment for the animals and over sees the care of our bunnies.

 

He is currently enrolled in college where he is looking to graduate with a degree in animation and game development.

 

When he's not at work Kameron likes to spend his time playing video games, spending time with his family and friends and going to school. 

His favorite animal here is Sosuke, our capybara.

Ashley

Ashley started here in September 2020 and is apart of our 90 day internship program who helps out with cleaning, maintaining a healthy happy environment for the animals and helps with animal grooming.

She graduated from Texas State with bachelors in Wildlife biology and would like to further her career working with exotic Deer.

Ashley's favorite animals here are the Elands

Kaitlyn

Kaitlyn started here in September 2020 and is apart of our 90 day internship program who helps out with cleaning and maintaining a healthy happy environment for the animals.

She graduated from Texas State University in 2019 with her degree in wildlife biology.

When Kaitlyn isn't at work she enjoys playing videos games and binge watching her favorite anime.

Her favorite animals here are the Kune-Kune pigs Pumpkin and Stormy. 

Victoria

Victoria started here in August 2020 with our 90 day internship program and helps to assist with maintaining the enclosures, feeding and watering the animals and creating an all around happy environment.

 

She has a bachelors in science and conservation biology and hoping to one day work with big cats

 

Her favorite animal here is Tippy the kangaroo.

Ranch Director

Rudy

Rudy started in July 2020 and is our Ranch Director who gives and helps us maintain a happy and healthy environment for the team and for the animals. 

He worked in dispatch for 14 years helping to direct and send the correct response team to help any situation. 

When Rudy isn't working he's spending most of his time with wife and two boys.

His favorite animal here is Fancy the llama.

Tour Guide

Drue

Drue started here in July of 2020. She's our Tour guide who does all parties, tours and cuddle cabins and specializes in experience with customer service. 

She moved here from Washington but was born and raised in Southern California. She worked as a makeup artist specializing in helping guests with diseases and illnesses and teaching them how to do their own makeup. 

When Drue isn't at work she spends most of her time with friends and family and her dog Hamza.

Her favorite animals here are the Lemurs.

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