Katie Ward

Katie

Katrina “Katie” Ward brings enthusiasm and experience to the Crocodilian Conservation Center of Florida’s Board of Directors.

Over the years, Katie has worked with all species of crocodilians, a multitude of venomous and non-venomous snakes, and numerous lizards, turtles, and tortoise species. A specialist in operant conditioning training, breeding, and exhibit design, Katie has led multiple crocodilian captures and relocations in the U.S. and overseas, training programs for Slender-snouted and Salt-water crocodiles, breeding efforts for critically endangered species such as the Komodo dragon and Gharial, and exhibit construction projects for amphibians and snakes – just to name a few.

Following her graduation from Santa Fe College’s Zoo Animal Technology program, Katie worked her way through the keeper ranks at the St. Augustine Alligator Farm and Zoological Park, followed by a six-month long internship at the Madras Crocodile Bank and Trust in India.  She worked most recently at the Fort Worth Zoo, and Palm Beach Zoo & Conservation Society. 

As of April 2016, Katie is now the Area Supervisor for Wild Florida and the facility-wide lead for all reptiles and amphibians at the Brevard Zoo, located in Melbourne, Florida.

E: ksviridis@gmail.com

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