- Our on-site exhibit supervisor and assistant supervisor have significant husbandry and visitor interaction experience and will work provide daily communications to the host institutions POC.
- Living Exhibits has a veterinary and quarantine protocol that is submitted for your review (separate copy).
- We recognize that we are guests at your institution and in addition to following best practices, we must also fit within the protocols present at your institution.
- Copies of necropsies and daily logs are available for veterinary, curatorial or management review at any time.
Nick Deuser- Manager of Aquatic Animal Care
Nick graduated from Tulane University in 2006 with a Bachelor of Science in Biology with graduate level studies in ichthyology, vertebrate morphology and ecology. Following graduation, Nick returned to his hometown of St. Louis, Missouri to pursue a career in the Zoo and Aquarium field. After working as an animal keeper for the Saint Louis Zoo and Jacksonville Zoo & Gardens over the span of more than five years, Nick joined the Living Exhibits team in late 2012. He served as Assistant Exhibit Supervisor of our Caribbean Cove shark and stingray exhibit at the Saint Louis Zoo and as Exhibit Supervisor for two years. Nick was promoted to Manager of Aquatic Animal Care in early 2015 where he manages all aquatic exhibits and holding facilities, aquatic husbandry staff and animal inventories.
Jan Piland- Manager of Avian Animal Care
Jan has a Bachelor degree in Biology and began her career in the Zoo and Aquarium field in 1985 at Brookfield Zoo in Chicago as a marine mammal and bird trainer. During her time at Brookfield she assisted many other departments and participated in research with Wood Hole Oceanographic Institution and Mote Marine Laboratory. After 15 years at Brookfield, Jan and her family relocated to Phoenix, Arizona and she joined the staff at the Phoenix Zoo working with their Animal Encounters program working with a wide variety of mammal and bird species. In 2006, Jan joined the Living Exhibits team as an Exhibit Supervisor for their stingray exhibit at the Phoenix Zoo. In 2010, Jan assisted in the opening of the SeaLife Aquarium as an aquarist in Tempe Arizona. This included exhibit set up, quarantine, and transport of marine fish and invertebrates. After opening the aquarium, Jan returned to Phoenix Zoo as a Senior Keeper for the stingray exhibit and relief keeper until 2013 when Jan and her family relocated to Maryland. In 2016, Jan happily rejoined the Living Exhibits Inc. team as the Manager of Avian Care.
Aimee Berliner, DVM
Dr. Aimee Berliner is our consulting veterinarian for Living Exhibits Aquatic and Avian Exhibits. Dr. Berliner graduated from the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine in 2004. Following graduation she completed an internship focused on exotic animal medicine and surgery including work at the Akron Zoo. She went on to a fellowship at The Wildlife Conservation Society. She has a strong background in both aquatic and zoo animal medicine having worked at The Shedd Aquarium, The Georgia Aquarium, and Zoo Atlanta. She is currently the staff veterinarian at The Memphis Zoo. Dr. Berliner’s research interests include elasmobranch pharmacology, novel treatment techniques in zoological collections, and great ape cardiac disease.