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

  • Meeting Dates
  • Wild Saturdays

The first Tuesday of each month:

  • January 7
  • February 4
  • March 3
  • March 31
  • May 5
  • June 2
  • July 7
  • August 4
  • September 1
  • October 6
  • November 3
  • December 1

Wild Saturdays are a WCIT member benefit to learn more about the Zoo and the animals, typically held on the second Saturday of each month!

1/11- The Arthur L. and Elaine V. Johnson Foundation Conservation Center
2/8- Jaguar
3/14- Aldabra Tortoises
4/11- Sumatran Tiger
5/9- African Lion
6/13- Asian Elephant
7/18- Ambassador Animal Resources
8/8- Sand Cat
9/12- Nutritional Services
10/10- Fennec Fox
11/14- Komodo Dragon
12/12- Birds

Member Spotlight: Eris Davidson

Born and raised on The Last Frontier, Anchorage, Alaska, where I lived for my first 29 years. Then I grew very tired of winter and darkness and came to the brightest place I could think of – Arizona!

I am a Financial Representative with COUNTRY Financial, where I have been for the past 6 years. We do all lines of insurance as well as financials and retirement planning. My specialties are life insurance and commercial, and I most enjoy working with small businesses to protect and grow their assets, as well as offering employee benefits such as 401(k) plans and Group Life.

My previous business lives include 7 years as a Residential Appraiser in Alaska and I was a Lancôme Makeup Artist and Business Manager.

I am married to Joel – who is basically Homer Simpson. I’ve always loved Homer, so I guess I brought that on myself.

I have six pets – all rescues! Duvaline (aka Junior, as he is my husband’s Mini-Me), he is a Blue Staffordshire Terrier (Pit Bull); Lilly, a Lab-Pit mix; Lulu and Yoyo, Chihuahuas, and two cats – Daisy the Marshmallow and Penelope aka Penny Lane. (They all have middle names as well, LOL).

I am active in the community and state of Arizona, as a member of WCIT, a Financial Planning member at The Forum at Revelation Real Estate, a founding member of the BNI chapter Tempe Power Partners, I am an associate member of the AZVMA, which is a Veterinarian’s Association, and I am a chamber member in Springerville-Eagar, bringing all my services to the northeast corner of AZ. I love all of these groups and am very passionate for each one, which makes my networking life extremely fun.

Personally, I like to learn about ANY topic and devour books by the armload. I listen to podcasts and read a lot about the Mafia and True Crime, and I am very interested in Czarist Russia, World War II, The Civil War, and the pre-Civil War Southern plantations. I also like to cook and bake, to practice hand-lettering style calligraphy, and I am beyond obsessed with my Erin Condren Lifeplanner. I always have at least 2 (if not 4) different drinks with me wherever I go – water and coffee at minimum – often an iced coffee AND a hot one, and usually some kind of ketone drink as well. I don’t like to be without beverages or chapstick in multiples. Ever.

When I grow up, my ultimate plan is to own a large property to run a rescue for senior dogs and cats to get them out of the shelters and surround them in love for the end of their lives.

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

Amanda Frein, Development Specialist | 602.914.4362 | afrein@phoenixzoo.org