Zoo Foundation

About the Zoo Foundation

The Sequoia Park Zoo Foundation is a 501(c)(3) established in 2004 and is the philanthropic, nonprofit partner that supports the Sequoia Park Zoo. The Foundation has raised more than $13 million since its inception. The Foundation has been successful in securing funding for many capital projects at the Zoo, including the construction of new animal habitats, ongoing maintenance, exhibit renovations and building facilities to support animals, education, guest services and conservation efforts. The Sequoia Park Zoo Foundation promotes and stimulates interest in the Sequoia Park Zoo, and supports the Zoo’s development and programs through fundraising, promotions and other initiatives designed to enhance the Zoo experience.

Working in close partnership with the City of Eureka to provide the North Coast with a spectacular zoological facility, the Foundation is responsible for:

  • Fundraising
  • Promotions
  • Special Events

Sequoia Park Zoo Foundation Staff

David Reed

David Reed

Executive Director

Ashley Osia

Ashley Osia

Director of Community Engagement

Support Staff

Kate Baldwin

Special Projects Coordinator


Jen McFerrin

Graphic Designer

Ideal Positions

Web Designer

Brenna Cunningham

Administrative Assistant

Board of Directors

Darrell Sherman

Michale Dearden


Roy E. Corsetti


Annette De Modena


Chuck Dominick

Co-Chair, Fund Development Committee, Projects (ad hoc)

Jeff Lamoree

Founding President, Co-Chair, Fund Development Committee

Matthew Owen

Alegria Sita

Secretary / Chair, Marketing Committee

Candy Stockton-Joreteg

Vice President

Bruce Seivertson

John Ash

City of Eureka Council Liaison

Kim Bergel

City of Eureka Council Liaison

Interested in getting involved? E-mail info@sequoiaparkzoo.net for information on joining a committee or the Board.