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Career Overview

CEO, Schaul PR

Boutique Digital PR & Publicity Firm Serving Celebrities, High-Profile C-Suite Executives, & Notable Public Figures Everywhere. |
Feature Film 

Dr. Schaul trained animals for the film "Frozen Ground" feature Nicholas Cage and Vanessa Hudgens. 

Appeared in a BBC documentary with British actor Charley Boorman and a Swedish documentary on brown bears

Produced and co-hosted Zoo Talkin' Radio & Bears on the Air w/ Dr. Grey Stafford Sandra Dee Robinson |
 Interviewed with MN Public Radio

Interviewed as an expert commentator for shows produced for MSNBC (Human-Wildlife Conflict) and productions for NAT GEO WILD (Dangerous Animals).  

Co-hosted episodes of KAZOO (ABC affiliate-Cleveland, OH) w/ weatherman Mark Johnson

Interim Executive Director, AMH

AMH’s signature cyber-health guide & referral service are key features of this global advocacy organization. The first of its kind, the nonprofit serves patient & providers seeking reduced reliance on psychoactive medications through complimentary & alternative behavioral health care.

Proprietor & Principal Welfarist & Behavior Consultant

Proprietor & Principal Welfarist & Behavior Consultant

Serving companion animal owners, zoological facilities and any animals I human care.

Current focus is on socialization and household obedience in So Cal populations of large, high energy dogs (pedigree & mixed breeds).


June 2015June 2016

Executive Director & Board Director

Publicizing & promoting the standards of excellence practiced at conservation breeding facilities worldwide. This includes the wonderful campus (ex situ) & field based (in situ) conservation science, management, public education initiatives, & care & welfare programs developed & implemented at European & North American & other accrediting zoo association member zoos & aquariums.

Executive Consultant-In-Residence

First Westerner-in-residence
Based at both the Agra Bear Rescue Center & the International Headquarters (New Delhi, India).Began consulting leadership team from Orange County, CA and while in Alaska..

Helped developed some strategic advancement initiatives regarding rebranding marketing and organizational behavior, and PR. Raised profile of specific programs for bear and elephant rescue, welfare and conservation management and education. Dedicated resources to conservation marketing (digital press) and fundraising.

Awarded a grant from San Diego Zoo Global's Institute for Conservation Research to conduct pilot telemetric studies on a population of wild Indian sloth bears vulnerable to human-bear conflict.

Animal Curator/Director of Operations

Curator of Operations
Orange County Parks System 
(Reporting to Zoo Director)

Animal Curator & Director of Conservation Programs

Animal Curator (2009 -2011)
Director of Conservation Programs (2011-2012)Signature Projects: Orphaned Kodiak brown bear conservation education program with EAZA, ADF&G | Wood Bison Recovery: USFWS, ADFG, IUCN 

Cleveland Metroparks Zoo | Cleveland Museum of Natural History | New England Aquarium | Columbus Zoo & Aquarium | Los Angeles Zoo


Zoo/Aquarium-Affiliated Animal Care, Research & Teaching Appointments

Rainforest Exhibit Animal Care Intern, Cleveland Metroparks Zoo (CMZ) - Cleveland, OH (1992-1993)

Children's Farm Animal Care Attendant, CMZ (1993-1994)

Dive Team (Giant Ocean TankPenguin Exhibit) Intern, New England Aquarium (NEA) - Boston, MA (1995)

General Relief Animal Care Intern (CMZ) & Rehabilitation and Care Provider (volunteer) (CMNH)  (1995-1996) | Full Time Animal Keeper- Teamsters Union (General Relief), CMZ (1996-1997) Animal care/husbandry provisions for all ambassador species welfare (e.g. behavioral training and enrichment). This included ex situ display, tractable outreach and education populations, off-exhibit breeding populations and sorta situ recovery populations (e.g. 'head start', release).

Full Time Animal Keeper (Teamsters Union) - Wilderness Trek (Formerly Northern Trek), CMZ-Cleveland  (1997-1998) 'Service care' for temperate, semitropical and tropical large and meso-carnivores species (terrestrial and aquatic). 'Service care' for captive populations of orphaned, injured/'rehabbed' and individuals born in human care at CMZ/NEA/CMNH. Charges included individuals in conservation breeding populations (reserve/recovery/release population). Care was provided in compliance with local, state, and federal agencies and international permitting organizations, commissions and treaties. (USDA-APHIS, USFWS, USGS, EPA, FDA, USFWS, OSHA, the AZACMZ, NEA, COLS-ZOO, CMNH, LAZOO, etc.) 'Service care' for ambassador animals in holding and display areas, except elephants

Animal Keeper (Volunteer), Los Angeles Zoo, LAZOO (2008)

Assistant to Curator of Conservation & Science, CMZ (1999-2000)Instructor, Introductory Biology (JCU) | Instructor, Zoo Animal Management & Behavior (Cleveland Metroparks Zoo/Oklahoma State University Extension (OK-State))

Assistant Director, Laboratory for Wildlife & Environmental Health, College of Veterinary Medicine, The Ohio State University (LWEH-CVM-OSU)Laboratory Instructor, for Veterinary Parasitology (2nd-Year Students) | Rotation Instructor, Zoo Animal Preventive Medicine Rotation (4th -Year Veterinary Students) (2002-2003) Columbus Zoo & Aquarium ('CZA')- Columbus, OH


Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), Veterinary Science (Wildlife Disease Ecology/Conservation Medicine)

Dual Degree Candidate (Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM)
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Awarded (OSU) (Funded by Graduate Teaching & Research Associateships & Federal Grants) Transferred to WUHS followed by LOA

Graduate Advisors:
Cliff Monahan, DVM, PhD (Deceased)
Teresa Morishita, DVM, MPVM, MS, PhD Dipl. ACPV  The Ohio State University (OSU)

Graduate Advisory Committee:
Albert Lewandowski, DVM (Cleveland Metroparks Zoo/OSU)
Chris Bonar, VMD Dipl. ACZM (Cleveland Metroparks Zoo/OSU) (Dallas Zoo)
Stan Gehrt, PhD  (OSU)
Mo Saif, DVM, MS, PhD Dipl. ACVM, Dipl. ACPV

Matriculated PhD Student at Miami University (Oxford, Ohio) - Department of Zoology, College of Arts & Science (Ecology & Physiology Concentrations) 

Graduate Advisors: Mercy Ebbert & Dennis Claussen

Previous Academic/Research Appointments

Assistant Affiliate Professor
Department of Health Sciences
University of Alaska, Anchorage

Non-Resident Research Associate
Department of Wildlife (Zoology)
Institute for Arctic Research
University of Alaska, Fairbanks

Research Associate
Alaska Zoo 

Research Associate
Cleveland Metroparks Zoo


Coordinating Committee Chair (Conservation Education)

Bear Specialist Group, Species Survival Commission, International Union for the Conservation of Nature (BSG-SSC-IUCN)

Communication & Education Commission, International Union for the Conservation of Nature (CEC-IUCN)

Ex Officio Council Member
 International Association for Bear Research & Management (Int. Bear Assoc.)

Conservation Science Institute (CSI)

Professional Member
Zoological Association of America (ZAA)

(Bear Taxon Advisory Group) 
Association of Zoos & Aquariums
(AZA Bear TAG)

 Education Liaison, Wolverines 
(Small Carnivore Taxon Advisory Group,
Association of Zoos & Aquariums
(AZA Small Carnivore TAG) 

Non-Profit Service

Nsefu Wildlife Conservation Foundation
Former Board Member

Northwest Autism Foundation
Former Board Member

Former Board Member

The Biodiversity Group
Former Board Member

Grizzly People
Board Member
(Endeavoring to focus on human bear conflict)

Viber Tours

Western Wildlife Outreach

National Wildlife Humane Society (NWHS)


Assistant to the Editor
Journal of Zoo & Wildlife Medicine 

Editorial Team Member
International Bear News