Are you a professional with a passion for conservation, wildlife and community leadership?

The Wildest Club in Town (WCIT) is for professionals and animal enthusiasts age 21 or older. Meet and network with other members who share a passion for wildlife conservation and seek to engage with energetic and like-minded leaders. Membership provides an enriching experience through environmentally focused volunteer opportunities, professional networking activities, collaborative group projects and exclusive invitations to WCIT member events.

~ Roar With Us! ~

WCIT Membership Benefits Include:

  • Group Service Projects
  • Leadership and Membership Positions
  • Networking
  • Speakers and Workshops
  • Inside Access to Zoo Events
  • Zoo Wide Discounts

WCIT Membership Requirements:

  • Passionate about the Zoo, wildlife conservation and the local community
  • Attend monthly meetings
  • Participation in events, projects, speakers and workshops
  • Help fundraise to support the Zoo’s initiatives
  • Current Zoo membership
  • Annual Dues

How long will my WCIT Membership last?
Your membership will last a full calendar year from the date you join.

Is my contribution tax deductible?
Yes, your membership fee of $200* is a donation to the Phoenix Zoo and is 100 percent tax deductible and you will receive a tax acknowledgement. 

Will Your Employer Match Your WCIT Membership Contribution?
Did you know you may be able to multiply your support of the Zoo? Many employers will match your WCIT membership contribution, providing additional funds to further support our animal care, education outreach and wildlife conservation programs. Contact your Human Resources department to learn if your employer has a matching gift program.

Upcoming WCIT Events

  • October/November/December

Check back soon!

Member Spotlight

I am Kelley Durham – your Wildest Club in Town President.

A few fun facts about me:

  • I am a trial lawyer with my own firm, K Durham Law PLLC in Tempe.
  • I love sharks and have gone cage diving with great white sharks in South Africa and Guadalupe Island.
  • I love to travel, and normally my travel is based around what animals I will be able to see.  This year my friend and I decided it would be fun to take a long weekend each month and travel to different zoos and aquariums across the nation. We have visited over 21 zoos and aquariums within the U.S. and three zoos and aquariums in Africa and Paris. We still have a couple more we are doing this year!
  • I also love baseball, especially the Dbacks and Rangers, even though they are not doing great right now!
  • I also like college football, but tend to pay more attention when we get closer to the Fiesta Bowl because I volunteer every year with player hospitality for the Fiesta Bowl.
  • I volunteer my time to various charitable organizations around the Valley.  
  • I love the Phoenix Zoo and all it does for animal conservation both locally and across the globe.  It is one of my favorite places to spend what little free time I have!

Join Us
Interested in becoming a member of the *Wildest Club in Town? Complete the WCIT application today!

*Limited time offer: $50 off annual dues!

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*Paid annual membership of the Zoo is required.


Wildest Club in Town Officers

President, Kelley Durham, K Durham Law PLLC | kd@kndlegal.com

Vice President, Andrea Stroud, Quality Home Maintenance | alasmom@yahoo.com

Secretary, MaryEllen (Carlise) Seaton, Marketing/Recruiting | maryellencarlise@hotmail.com

Phoenix Zoo Staff Liaison

Shannon Kinsman, Individual Giving Manager | 602.914.4346; skinsman@phoenixzoo.org