Food Web: Guests (2015)

Adare Evans

Wildlife Educator, Idaho Department of Fish and Game

Adare Evans is a Wildlife Educator for the Idaho Department of Fish and Game. You may have seen her at your school giving a program on Idaho wildlife. She runs the environmental education program Nose-to-Nose and writes and edits articles for Wildlife Express.

Adare's love of the outdoors developed while growing up in Idaho's Wood River Valley. She spent her winters skiing and her summers camping, fishing and playing in nature. Watching river otters in the Big Wood River was a favorite after-school activity.

Adare started her college education as a fisheries major, but soon learned she wanted to share her love of nature and wildlife with others. She earned her Bachelors of Science from the University of Idaho in Wildland Recreation Management and earned a teaching certificate from Northwest Nazarene University.

She lives in Boise with her husband and two children.

Adare Evans was also a guest scientist for this topic in 2010.

Dr. Holly Holman

Veterinarian, Zoo Boise

Dr. Holly J. Holman has been the sole veterinarian at Zoo Boise since March of 2012. She earned her B.S. in Animal Science from the University of Kentucky in 2004 and completed veterinary school at the University of Tennessee in 2009. She then completed a one-year internship in small animal medicine and surgery at Kansas State University and then a two-year zoo medicine residency at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium.

During her veterinary training, she worked in the parasitology laboratory at the University of Tennessee and still considers parasite control one of her passions. While she was an undergraduate, she volunteered with the Kentucky Riding for the Handicapped program at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Ky.

Dr. Holman published her first paper in the Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine in 2013. This paper outlines a complicated fracture case from an Asian Small-Clawed Otter that she worked on during her residency.

In addition to research interests, she has a passion for her own zoo at home, which includes her husband, four children, three dogs, and one cat.

Past guests for this topic include: Evin Oneale.

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