18 2017

Girls Night Out Jan 2017

7:00PM - 9:00PM  

Contact Drora Oren

Join us on January 18, 2017 for Girls' Night Out - an evening of interesting conversation by and for women. 

 When: Wednesday, January 18, 2017, 7:00pm

Where: Home of Marsha Bronsky

Cost: Free

Food: Out of respect to all our attendees’ dietary restrictions and observances, please bring only Vegetarian and / or Dairy dishes to share. Thanks so much for honoring this request. If you have any kashrut questions, please contact Diane directly at diane.warsoff@gmail.com 

RSVP: Please RSVP with # of people and food to Drora, doren@shalomutah.org

Title:  The Wild World of Exotic Animals

Michele Stancer was one of those kids always bringing home stray animals, and she has had an interest in wildlife for as long as she remembers. Growing up in Southern California, close to one of the best known and world famous zoos, it was natural that she would begin her working career there. While pursuing her bachelor’s degree in Psychology (animal behavior) she began her dream career of working with exotic animals. After spending 6 years in the small animal nursery hand rearing 100's of newborns, including hippos, rhinos, marsupials and primates, she began working with adult animals and family groups. During this time the animal care field was undergoing a transition from the rough and tumble cowboy catch 'em up to a gentler, caring approach utilizing the field of operant conditioning - having the animals participate in their care using positive reinforcement.  After 20 years picking up after animals from pygmy marmosets to elephants, she transitioned to the management of staff and more global management of animals. Michele has been at Utah’s Hogle zoo for 2 ½ years, first as the supervisor of the primate collection and presently is the Director of Animal Care.

Happy 2017,

Diane Hartz-Warsoff, Girls Night Out Chair