Meet the Staff
CREW scientists are internationally recognized for their expertise and achievements in their targeted areas of study. CREW scientists typically hold PhD degrees in animal or plant science majors. Some of the animal scientists also are veterinarians. For more information about several of the key scientific staff at CREW, click on the links below.
Learn more about Dr. Terri Roth, Vice-President of Conservation and Science and CREW Director, who is known world-wide for her scientific breakthroughs that led to the birth of the first Sumatran rhinoceros produced in captivity in 112 years.
Learn more about Dr. Bill Swanson, Director of Animal Research, who is one of the world's leading experts on small cats, ranging from the ocelot in Brazil to the Pallas' cats in Mongolia.
Learn more about Dr. Valerie Pence, Director of Plant Research, who is internationally recognized as a leading expert on plant tissue culture techniques.
Learn more about Dr. Monica Stoops, Reproductive Physiologist, who is spear-heading the Indian rhinoceros research and conservation project at CREW.
Learn more about Helen Bateman, Research Associate, who is leading CREW's research efforts with five otter species, including the giant river otter in Brazil.