About Us

Daniela and Porter

Daniela and Porter

Barn Owner and Manager Daniela Graham attended Iowa State University and holds a Bachelor’s degree in animal science. She has 12 years of animal husbandry, education and management experience in the zoo field. Before coming to Irish Run, she was the Manager of Education at Blank Park Zoo in Des Moines. Daniela has a passion for working with children and animals and a special interest in animal behavior and training. Previously, she was a boarder at Irish Run and lived on the property for several years. Daniela grew up in a ‘horsey’ family and enjoys pleasure riding. She is also the owner of Paws ‘n’ More Petsitting in Des Moines, IA