July 12, 2013 RESUME
CHRISTOPHER MICHAEL EDRINGTON P.O. Box 1822 (4026 Roosevelt Trail) Frazier Park, CA 93225 Phone: 661 993-8677 E-mail: [email protected]
Profession: Wild Animal Trainer Animal Experience: I have trained, worked with and cared for lions, elephants, camels, chimpanzees, orangutans, llamas, horses, zebras, deer of many varieties, wild boar, pigs, domestic dogs and cats, birds-of-prey, parrots, ravens, pigeons, doves, black bears, Kodiak and grizzly bears, cougars, tigers, leopards, servals, wolves, coyotes, foxes, rats, prairie dogs, baboons and much more. I began my career with animals in 1981 at a petting zoo at Six Flags Magic Mountain, Valencia, California. Shortly after, I worked and set up camel and elephant ride operations for zoos and amusement parks including the San Diego Zoo. In 1983 I began working with animals in the motion picture industry and for educational programs. In my many years of closely working with the varieties of animals, I have become familiar with regard to all aspects of the care, feeding, maintaining the health of and providing a healthy environment for the animals. Credits: I’ve worked on literally hundreds of feature motion pictures, commercials, episodically TV, music videos, CD ROMs and still photo shoots. Some of the more prominent projects I=ve been involved with have been: Species - Feature The Rock - Feature 12 Monkeys - Feature The Jungle Book - Feature The Jungle Book, Moglis Story - Feature Ace Ventura, Pet Detective - Feature Ace Ventura, When Nature Calls - Feature Star Trek, TNG - Episodically TV Dirty Sexy Money - Episodically TV KORN - Video
Lassie, the Movie - Feature Meet the Deedles - Feature Married With Children Episodically TV Reasonable Doubts - Episodically TV Career Builders - Commercial Radio Shack - Commercial Coca Cola - Commercial My Name Is Earl - Episodically TV Arby’s - Commercial Subaru - Commercial
Special Skills: In my capacity as an animal trainer, I have learned metal and wood working skills necessary for the design and fabrication of travel, temporary and permanent cages for every kind of animal (all of their needs are different). I can operate most any type of machinery or vehicle (i.e. truck/trailer, tractor, forklift, etc.). I also possess the written and verbal communication skills necessary for the safety, education and Professionalism with regard to the general public. On occasion, I also perform stunt work with animals I have trained. Education: B.S. Industrial Engineering, Electronic Option, Cal State University Long Beach, 1986. A.S. Electronic Technology, College of the Canyons, Valencia, CA, 1983. Certificate, Electronic Communication, Golden Gate College, San Francisco, CA 1990. Certificate, Massage Technician, Mueller College of Holistic Studies, San Diego, CA 2000.