Christian is the sole proprietor and presenter of the Animal Talks programs. His animal husbandry experience comes from a lifetime of living and working with cattle, hogs and poultry on his parent's farm and exhibiting in 4-H and FFA livestock competitions. He has seen all seven continents first-hand. Much of his knowledge and interest in rare or exotic animals was developed while working at Ocean World in Sydney Australia. As an Agriculture Education graduate of the University of Minnesota and workshop presenter with the National FFA Organization, Christian has performed hundreds of lessons to people of all ages on subjects as diverse as leadership, motivation, accountability and of course, animals! In addition to his farm and zoo duties he is academic faculty at the University of Minnesota and also teaches courses at area technical colleges on occasion.