Jared Holmes

Director of Education, Zoologist

Jared grew up exploring nature at an early age due to his father being a biologist with a passion for the outdoors, especially reptiles and amphibians. Jared attended Texas A&M University to further pursue his studies in zoology focusing on snakes and lizards.

Jared first visited the ranch in 2004 to assist with research on frogs and later in 2006 he connected with Mr. Bamberger’s late wife Margaret to assist with the ranch summer camp leading nature hikes and giving presentations on snakes.

Jared was hired on full-time in 2014 as a staff biologist. Now, as the Director of Education, Jared works to coordinate the educational programs conducted on the BRP.

Jared also coordinates BRP scientific research, including his own research working on overwintering bat populations and their winter feeding behavior. He also oversees the biodiversity collections and manages their curation. Jared has been with the BRP for 7 years.