Hello to all, I thought I would introduce myself. My name is Tom Richardson and I am employed as one of the animal keepers at Askham Bryan College, currently manning the fort here at Stewarts Park. I have been with the college for quite a number of years now, both as a student and as an employee. There have been quite a lot of questions regarding how one develops into this kind of job and what made you get into animal management and zoology. So I thought I would briefly share how I became intrigued by it all and the steps that led me to the role I’m in now, as well as future opportunities.