Valerie J. Hare
Positions: Co-Founder, Chief
Financial Officer, Workshop Coordinator
Worley, Valerie founded The Shape of Enrichment, Inc. in 1991 and has been
a principal ever since. In 2000, Valerie presented an enrichment mini-course at
the Brazilian Zoo Congress in Belo Horizonte. With the help of its current
instructors, that mini-course has evolved into The Shape of Enrichment Workshop
and is designed to assist interested animal caretakers create enrichment plans
for the animals in their care. Valerie is currently the Chief Financial Officer
and Workshop Coordinator for The Shape of Enrichment, Inc.
Valerie has worked as
a Research Animal Care Supervisor (Massachusetts General Hospital), Zoo Keeper
(San Diego Wild Animal Park), Behavioral Research Technician (San Diego Zoo),
and Enrichment Consultant.
Valerie serves on the
International Conference on Environmental Enrichment Committee (since 1997) and
The Bear Care Group Board of
Directors (since 2007). Valerie holds membership in American
Zoo and Aquaria Association, American
Association of Zoo Keepers, Zookeepers Association of the Philippines, and Animal Keepers Association of Africa.
Valerie holds a
Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology (Zoology emphasis) from San Diego State
University and an Associates Degree as a Veterinary Technician from State
University of New York.
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