I am a writer, media designer, and animal behaviorist  located in Orlando, Florida.  I have 10 years experience working at a not-for-profit wildlife facility doing just about everything: handling socialized exotic canids; preparing promotional materials; gift shop purchasing and product design; organizing events; web design; technical writing; and photography.

I have been a laboratory technician, a chimney sweep, and lucky enough to work for three years photographing the magic at Walt Disney World.

Currently, I work two jobs for sister companies: I am an administrator at Stages Plus, an event rental company, and I assist in designing and producing gobos for ProGobo.

I am experienced in:

  • animal behavior, husbandry, handling, medication, and training
  • technical writing, publications, photography, and media design
  • Microsoft Office suite, Adobe CS suite, Gsuite, computers in general
  • office management, accounting, public relations, and customer service

Please click here to see my online resume!

I am in search of employment in a capacity where I am challenged to expand my horizons, where there is always something new to learn, and where I can do some good in the world. If you are in need of an animal behaviorist, animal handler, dog trainer, technical writer, photographer, etc., please contact me at jessaddams (at) gmail (dot) com.



I am a prolific writer/designer/artist and have produced a variety of publications.  Here I present some samples of things I have created.

  • Examples of graphic design (including newsletters and advertisements)
  • My photography (including wildlife, pets, and event photography) and videography
  • Some examples of my art (generally pencil or colored pencil)

I have also authored (or co-authored) several books on the topics of wolves, foxes, dogs, and canid behavior in general, including the 2012 publication Between Dog and Wolf, which is available through Dogwise Publishing.

A sample portfolio in PDF format may be viewed here.


Working at Wolf Park provided a great deal of opportunity for creation of trade publications, including in-house operating documents, educational flyers and publications, and editing the Park’s Wolf Ethogram (a sort of “wolf-to-English dictionary” for researchers).

All About Wolves is a children’s book intended to be a general introduction to wolves, their behavior, and behavioral research like that performed at the Park.  Management of the Red Fox is an instruction manual for facilities wishing to emulate Wolf Park’s socialization and handling techniques in their red fox husbandry practices.  These two publications are available through Wolf Park’s online gift shop.

Between Dog and Wolf is intended to provide laypeople and professional alike with background information and ideas for handling animals presented to them as “wolf hybrids”.  It is published through Dogwise Publishing and is available for purchase through Amazon, as well as through the Wolf Park online gift shop.

Fall 2006 newsletter

I was responsible for the production of Wolf Park’s quarterly newsletter, Wolf Park News, for several years.  This eight-to-sixteen-page newsletter was created in Adobe InDesign.

Some samples:

I also created in-house publications for the University of Doglando, including training manuals, SOPs, organizational posters, and the publication Thinking Outside the Kennel, describing enrichment options for dogs in doggy day care environments. This publication was used in instructional seminars for the owners of dog facilities.