museums&MORE Spring 2016
Shawne Sheldon

Retail Manager Shawne Sheldon
Washington Park Zoo
Michigan City, Indiana

Q: What’s the most unusual question a customer has ever asked?

We are not strangers to unusual questions. One that comes to mind is if we could collect animal urine for a customer.

Q: What’s the most fun you’ve ever had on the job?

Hmm, that’s really hard to say, there is a lot of great things about my job. I love going through all my new stuff and figuring out where to put it and then seeing the kids get excited about the items. My job entails so much, working and planning events, to helping with programs and getting to visit with some of the animals, which means I have tons of fun on a daily basis!

Q: Who is your favorite band or musician?

Can anyone pick just one anymore. I love anything country but also listen to anything that peaks my interest and makes me feel something.

Q: If you weren’t in retail what other career would you pursue?

I haven’t really thought about it since I am a lifer here at the zoo, but I think I will always gravitate towards something that deals with animals.

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