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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 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


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

Peter A. Lang
Phone: 707-566-3641

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

Public Relations and Communications Specialist

Jared Paddock
Phone: 707-579-2551

International Conservation Communication Specialist

Paige Peterson
Phone: 707-566-3620

Conservation and Outreach Manager

Marie Martinez
Phone: 707-566-3623

Accounting Department

Patricia Andersen

Animal Collection Manager

Marie Moreno

Animal Collection Administrator

Nikki Smith

Small Mammal, Bird, and Carnivore Supervisor

Jen Bates

Hoofstock Supervisor/Internship & Research Coordinator

Erika Defer

Animal Registrar

Kimberly Robertson
Phone: 707-566-3612; 707-541-7340

Front Office Manager

Nate Woodward
Phone: 707-566-3611

Gift Shop
Gift shop phone: 707-566-3609

Graphic Designer/Staff Artist

Cheryl Crowley
Phone: 707-566-3636

Group Business at Safari West
Corrine Freitas, Manager
Phone: 707-566-3650

Marcy Franco, Group Business Coordinator
Phone: 707-566-3631

Randy Harris, Group Business Coordinator
Phone: 707-566-3629

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
Evening Supervisor:
Owen Modica

Reservations Manager

Erica Murphy
Phone: 707-687-0040

Safari West Wildlife Foundation (SWWF)

Erica Murphy
Phone: 707-566-3665

School Field Trips

Erica Murphy
Phone: 707-566-3651
Safari West Wildlife Foundation

Discover Africa:

Snack Bar Supervisor

Letty Garcia
Phone: 707-566-3614


Tina Perez