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

  • July
  • August
  • September

Date: July 13, 2019
Time: 9 a.m. 
Event: Wild Saturday with the Wildest Club in Town
Location: Phoenix Zoo
Description: Rhino Keeper Talk

Date: July 20, 2019
Time: 5:30 – 8 p.m.
Event: Bowling for Rhinos Fundraising Event
Location: Brunswick Mesa Lanes

Description: Join the WCIT team for Bowling for Rhinos to support The Phoenix Chapter of The American Association of Zookeepers 

Link for tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/bowling-for-rhinos-tickets-61742084236

Date: August 10, 2019
Time: 9 a.m. 
Event: Wild Saturday with the Wildest Club in Town
Location: Phoenix Zoo
Description: Mandrill/Baboon Keeper Talk

Date: September 2, 2019
Time: 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.
Event: Monthly Meeting
Location: Phoenix Zoo, Doornbos Boardroom

Date: September 14, 2019
Time: 9 a.m.
Event: Wild Saturday with the Wildest Club in Town
Location: Phoenix Zoo
Description: Gerenuk Keeper Talk

Member Spotlight

My name is Miranda and I am a rare Arizona native. 

I currently live in the East Valley with my significant other, two kids, three dogs and two cats. Needless to say, they keep me very busy. My daughter is 12 and my son is 8 so we are always having fun and laughing.

I have my bachelor’s degree in Business Marketing that I received from ASU. Go Devils! I currently work for a wonderful company called Savage Universal Corporation. I am the Purchasing Manager and love what I do. Who wouldn’t want to buy things all day long with other people’s money!?

My hobbies include running 5Ks, reading, eating and wine tastings.

I joined WCIT as a way to meet new people while doing something positive. I love the Zoo and everything they do, so I couldn’t think of a better place to spend time.  

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, Natasha Stewart, Isagenix, | nkaraczan@yahoo.com

Phoenix Zoo Staff Liaison

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