Mollie Hogan Founder/Executive Director.
Ms. Hogan is the founder of The Nature of Wildworks. She oversees all aspects of the Center's activities including supervision of animal care and outreach programs. In 1985 she graduated from the Moorpark College Teaching Zoo then later returned as an instructor teaching Wildlife Education and Entertainment and Education in Animal Parks. From 1986-1999 Ms. Hogan was an animal trainer and educator at the Los Angeles Zoo, presenting numerous educational and entertaining programs, one being "Wild in the City" a program on urban wildlife. When the program lost funding in 1993, Ms. Hogan acquired the shows' wildlife and formed what is now the non-profit organization, The Nature of Wildworks, Inc. Ms. Hogan is the subject of a new children's book, "Phoenix the Mountain Lion Gets a Job".
Neil Kelley, President
Mr. Kelley is a retired career publishing executive for the New York Times. He now focuses his efforts on fundraising and strategic planning for Wildworks.
Victoria Goddard Board Member
Ms. Goddard graduated from Russell Sage College with a BA in English Literature. After working for Prudential Life Insurance and KCET she joined Westlake School as their alumni director. Westlake School merged with Harvard School in Los Angeles and currently Ms. Goddard works at the new Harvard-Westlake School as the Community Service Coordinator. Through the community service program she became aware of The Nature of Wildworks and has been bringing seventh grade students to Wildworks since the 2001/2002 academic year. A life-long animal lover, she currently shares her home with three adopted mixed breed dogs, two cats, and two cockatiels.
Caroline Graham Board Member
Ms. Graham is a founding partner of C4 Global Communications in Santa Monica. Her experience includes over 30 years in journalism including being appointed by Conde Nast Publications as their second west coast editor. Prior to working with Conde Nast, Ms. Graham was a prominent newspaper columnist and director of the Monaco Government Tourist Office. As west coast bureau chief of Vanity Fair for seven years, 1983 - 90, she ran the bureau in Los Angeles for editor- in- chief Tina Brown.
David Maynard. VP/ Director of Architectural and Graphic Design.
Mr. Maynard worked as a professional architect in San Francisco with the firm Kuth/Ranieri Architecture, LLP, and currently works in Los Angeles with HEDGE design collective. His knowledge of environmental land use and planning is a vital asset to the Nature of Wildworks as we create the design and parameters for our future environmental education center.
Christopher Morris, CPA
Jack has represented and/or advised virtually every category of small to medium size business: manufacturers, distributors, food service, medical practices, apparel, transportation and service providers. As a founding partner of Kaufman Miller & McAndrew, LLP, he has more than 40 years of experience in providing strategic counseling to business clients. He has served as a member of the Business Advisory Committee of the US House of Representatives and is currently a member of the Board of Directors of Goodwill Southern California.
Ms. Zerweck works in film and television and is currently producing the FOX TV series, "The Mindy Project," but it's the furry, feathered and finned creatures that are her true passion in life. Born and raised in northern California, animals have always been an important part of her life. In 2005, she created and ran a non-profit animal newspaper, The Pet Gazette, promoting animal wellness for both domestic and wild animals. She has also volunteered with numerous organizations over the past several years, but it was the animals at The Nature of Wildworks that stole her heart. Lorie is our newest addition to the board.