Did you ever wonder who's responsible for the planning and coordination of the Zoo's special events such as Boo at the Zoo? We have the answer for you! Meet one of the masterminds behind the Zoo's special events, Marketing & Public Relations Specialist Tom Robatin.
|Tom takes a break during Boo at the Zoo
to pose with his nieces
Residence: Garfield Heights
Hometown: Garfield Heights
What do you do at the Zoo? I am a Marketing & Public Relations Specialist. I help produce many of the Zoo’s special events and assist with media relations.
What was the first Zoo job you ever had? Marketing & Public Relations Specialist
Favorite animal: Tough question, but I would say gorillas and elephants.
Favorite part of the Zoo: Waterfowl Lake
Why I work at the Zoo: Because I like working for an organization that serves a greater good.
Best thing about living in Northeast Ohio (other than the Zoo, of course!): Change of seasons
A funny thing happened at the Zoo . . . when young kids watch the elephants go to the bathroom. They squeal with disgust and delight.
One animal characteristic you wish you could have and why: I wish I were more of a herbivore and enjoyed vegetables. I eat them, but I can’t say I enjoy them.