Micah Williams has been working with and training camels for over 16 years. He started working with camels at the young age of twelve while working at a circus history theme park. At the age of sixteen he became the superintendent of exotic hoofstock and was responsible for the care and handling of the camels as well as giraffes and other exotics. After graduating high school, he attended UW-River Falls and Friends University in Wichita, KS where he pursued a bachelors degree in Zoo Science. This program allowed him to study and intern at the Sedgwick County Zoo in Wichita, where he gained hands on experience in every department of the zoo. This let Micah learn about the inner-workings, functions, and organization of AZA accredited zoos; a knowledge which comes to serve him well as he becomes a premiere provider of camel rides specifically geared for today's zoos.
Not only did Micah attend school in Kansas, but so did a young group of six camels he took with him. While attending school, he spent two years training a six camel liberty act and putting together an educational training demonstration called "Camel Classroom." This act, the only one of its kind in America, and another one he trained shortly after, toured the country for four years with America's two top circuses; Ringling Brothers Barnum & Bailey and The Big Apple Circus.
In 2005 Micah met Amanda Reagan, a fellow camel lover, while they were both working with a mutual friends camel ride. It was love at first sight! Since then the couple has worked with camels around the country, from a pumpkin farm in St. Louis, MO to the magnificent stage of the Broadway Dinner Theatre in Wisconsin Dells, WI, where they perform each winter for two months with their 3 camels, sheep, and donkey on stage. They have also operated and managed camel rides for zoos such as Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens, Little Rock Zoo, and the Birmingham Zoo. Besides training camels for some of America's largest breeders and ride operators, they have also trained camels for organizations such as the Zor Shrine Camel Patrol of Madison, WI and have appeared as featured trainers at the SEMO Camel Clinic.
Micah and Amanda were married in 2008 and are eagerly looking forward to the future as they grow their camel herd and continue to provide camel rides, displays, consulting, and training. They represent a new generation of American animal trainers and can't wait to share their passion with you!