Greetings from Project Chimps! We are very pleased to introduce you to our new executive director, Ali Crumpacker. Ali arrived this past weekend, after a long trip across the country from Ramona, California, where she served as director of The Fund for Animals Wildlife Center for seven years.
Ali first developed a love of the natural world as a child, having grown up on a small hobby farm in New Jersey where the majority of land was left untimbered and perfect for lazy strolls on a horse to watch the native wildlife. Since then, Ali has spent most of her time caring for animals in one way or another, including stints in veterinary hospitals, zoos, and safaris, before finding a home in the sanctuary world.
Previously, Ali served as the director of wildlife services with Project Wildlife and as a curator at the Cayuga Nature Center in Ithaca, New York. She also volunteered with the Endangered Wildlife Trust in South Africa, where she participated in rhinoceros conservation research. Ali holds a master’s degree in zoological administration, a bachelor’s degree in environmental psychology, and a certificate in nonprofit management.
As executive director of Project Chimps, Ali will lead the organization’s growth and ensure a sustainable future for the sanctuary and its chimpanzee residents. Welcome Ali!