Welcome, friends, to episode 2 of Rewildology!
In this episode, I’m chatting with Dave Johnson who may be one of the nicest human beings I’ve ever met. We explore his personal journey to discovering what he really wanted to do in life, why he made the big career shift to starting his own non-profit, and what it was like as a gay man growing up in a conservative household. We also share his mindset while traveling abroad and how to make connections with people from different countries.
A little more about Dave. Dave is a zookeeper who has been working with the pachyderm collection in Denver for over 22 years. He is also the Executive Director of the Katie Adamson Conservation Fund, which is a non-profit that works on wildlife initiatives and global partnerships to help save species and provide sustainability options for the local people wanting to make a difference. He writes kids books and leads community trips abroad to highlight their work. Dave wants to spread his passion to the next generation of animal nerds!
Here is my convo with Dave: