Meet Your 2023 AAZKSF Officers

Julianna Brown


“Julianna here, serving as AAZKSFs president! I have been in the field for over 10 years and I currently work as a primary keeper in the hoofstock department at the San Francisco Zoo and Gardens. I have been involved with AAZK throughout most of my career. During that time, I have had the pleasure of serving on the committee for two different chapters. As a long time member of AAZK, I have had a unique opportunity to network with many different zoo professionals and beyond, gathering at the national conferences, and making lifelong friends. Most of all, it has allowed me to take part in raising awareness and providing support for wildlife conservation. I’ll continue to bring my knowledge and background to the chapter.”

Kayley Bateman

Vice President

Kayley is honored to return as the Vice President of AAZKSF. She has over 14 years of professional animal care experience at leading organizations in California and Illinois. Kayley is currently a primary zoo keeper at the San Francisco Zoo where she oversees the daily husbandry and care of several carnivore species. She also serves as Events Coordinator for AAZK's "Trees For You and Me," a conservation grant program dedicated to mitigating climate change by planting trees in areas affected by deforestation.”

Randy Mazzuca

Social Media

Randy has been a part of the wildlife conservation world for more than a decade. Starting out as a volunteer in the Family Farm, he has worked for the Wildlife Conservation Network and now works full time at the San Francisco Zoo as an Interpretive Ambassador. Outside of the zoo, he also does social media for Save Pangolins, World Pangolin Day, and Spectacled Bear Conservation. He is also a member of the IUCN Pangolin Specialist Group. As far as AAZKSF goes, he has been an officer since 2020 and you’ll find him now as the voice of their social media pages and marketing materials. 

Kyle Runzel


“I am a code-red float keeper coming up on my 4th year at the San Francisco Zoo and Gardens and starting my 2nd year as an AAZK officer. I am excited to help navigate our chapter through another year of fundraising for the SF keeper communities' many interests in global and local conservation efforts. As our chapter's treasurer I'd like to welcome the new members of 2023 and get the chapter involved with their passion projects and unique interests in the zookeeping and animal care fields.”

Ross Anthold


“Hi, I'm Ross, the AAZKSF Secretary. I am the Koala and Kangaroo keeper at the San Francisco Zoo and Gardens. I have been involved with national AAZK since 2010 and was even the OCAAZK president for a few years in the mid 20teens. I have worked with exotic animals since 1998 and have seen the great work different AAZK chapters have accomplished and I am very excited to see what we can do this coming year. I have helped raise money and awareness for several groups and rescues dear to my heart and look forward to partnering with even more.“

Kevin Corrigan

Communications Liaison 

“My name is Kevin Corrigan and I have been an animal keeper at the San Francisco Zoo for just over 1 year. My favorite parts about working in the animal care field are getting to know the personalities of the animals as well as working alongside people who share the same passions about animals, education and outreach. I have greatly enjoyed my experience with AAZKSF over the past year and I am excited to give back by serving as Communications Liaison and helping provide other keepers the chance to network and grow as a community. “