I am very fortunate in my life to have the opportunity to work with some amazing animals. Most of my experience has been working with tigers, and lions at Six Flags in Vallejo, CA, the Oregon Tiger Sanctuary, and Wildlife Companions in Rio Vista, CA. My work with the big cats eventually led me to conservation and eco-tourism in Ethiopia.
Visiting Murchison Falls National Park was a spectacular experience. I saw beautiful elephants living together in family groups. Their tusks are gargantuan. How can poachers/criminals be so heartless, slaughtering these animals in cold-blood and cutting of their tusks? It's beyond my comprehension. This experience inspires me to do all I can to protect elephants. The demand for ivory must be stopped.