The Wild Animal Safari Team
We are proud of our team of dedicated professionals. It is through their continual combined effort that we are able to serve the community, care for our animals and achieve great things. We wanted to take a moment and give you a bit of information about the people that make our organization work so well.
Parks! America Management Team
Dale W. Van Voorhis — Chairman and CEO
Dale has worked in the amusement and entertainment field for most of his professional career. He served as a senior officer and founder of an amusement and entertainment company which spanned 26 years and grew from $1 million in revenues to over $53 million! Additionally, he has been a treasurer, vice president of finance and president and CEO of Funtime Parks, Inc..
Currently, Dale serves as Chairman and CEO of Parks! America. As a certified public accountant and MBA graduate, he has had a long and successful career of leadership and entrepreneurship. He brings strategic ideas, financial knowledge and innovation to the exciting world of amusement and entertainment.
Jim R. Meikle — COO
Jim has worked in the theme park business for the last 50 years. He started his career at the age of 14, working at Cedar Point Park in Sandusky, Ohio. This is one of the most successful and profitable parks in the United States, which Jim worked his way up to serve as the Vice President of Park Operations.
Over the course of his career he has held many managerial positions with large-scale amusement/entertainment-based companies. He is vice president of Amusement Business Consultants, president of Wild Animal Safari Inc. and COO of Parks! America. As part of his responsibilities he has directed over $50 million of construction and capital improvement projects.
Todd Randall White — CFO
Todd has a long track record as an effective finance professional and business leader. He spent eight years as Vice President Global Controller for the Scotts Miracle-Gro Company where he spearheaded a variety of mergers and acquisitions. He also has extensive knowledge of technical accounting, complex business contracts and large-scale management.
Currently Todd serves as Chief Financial Office for Parks! America. As a strong business professional he brings a wealth of knowledge, foresight and expertise to the organization.
Wild Animal Safari Missouri Park Management Team