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Safari West Contact Information

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Safari West Wildlife Preserve and African Tent Camp
3115 Porter Creek Road
Santa Rosa, CA 95404
(707) 579-2551 or 1 (800) 616-2695

For general inquiries, you may email us at

If you are interested in making a reservation to come to join us to spend the night, go on a safari tour or dine with us, please contact our reservation department:

RESERVATIONS: 707-566-3667 or (1) 800-616-2695

Staff Directory

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Executive Director

Keo Hornbostel
Phone: 707-566-3632

Founder Advisor

Nancy Anne Lang, Ph.D. 
Phone: 707-566-3606

Director of Human Resources

Hazel Harris
Phone: 707-566-3610

Director of Marketing/Media & Communications
Media Inquiries and Location Shoot Requests

Aphrodite Caserta
Phone: 707-566-3620

Conservation Writer

Mark Pressler

Conservation and Outreach Manager

Marie Martinez
Phone: 707-566-3623

Accounting Department

Trish Andersen

Animal Collection Manager

Marie Barbera

Animal Collection Manager

Nikki Smith

Assistant Animal Collection Manager/Director of Research

Erika Defer

Small Mammal, Bird, and Carnivore Supervisor

Veronica Nabor and Tamara Cooke

Animal Registrar

Athena Rushka
Phone: 707-566-3622

Front Office Manager

Jenae Pavone
Phone: 707-566-3611

Gift Shop Manager

David Bannister
Gift shop phone: 707-566-3609

Graphic Designer/Staff Artist/Social Media Coordinator

Cheryl Crowley
Phone: 707-566-3634

Group Business at Safari West

Corrine Freitas, Manager
Phone: 707-566-3650

Group Business Coordinator

Dan Van Heuklom
Phone: 707-566-3604

Guide Manager and Safety Officer

Leslie Thalman
Phone: 707-566-3628

Maintenance Building and Grounds Manager

Julio Borja
Phone: 707-579-2551

Mechanic Manager

Brian Jellison
Phone: 707-569-0758
Please call direct line or main number: 707-579-2551

Restaurant Lead Chef and Food & Beverage Manager

Chef Robert Kubacak
Phone: 707-579-2551

Restaurant Front of House Supervisors

Phone: 707-579-2551
Daytime Supervisor:
Flor Rojas

Reservations Manager

Marcy Franco
Phone: 707-566-3631

Safari West Wildlife Foundation (SWWF)

Paula Johnson
Developer Manager
Phone: 707-566-3612

Tori Goff
Phone: 707-566-3606

School Field Trips

Phone: 707-566-3606

Discover Africa School Fieldtrips
c/o Safari West Wildlife Foundation

Snack Bar Supervisor

Lindsay Kubacak
Phone: 707-566-3614


Tina Perez