Our Team2018-12-05T02:21:00+00:00

OUR TEAM

WE ARE A GRASSROOTS MOVEMENT, MADE UP OF PEOPLE WHO CARE ABOUT HELPING WILDLIFE.

FORMED IN 2015, THE WILDHEART FOUNDATION OWES ITS EXISTENCE TO DEDICATED VOLUNTEERS. TOGETHER WE ARE HELPING CAPTIVE WILDLIFE FEEL WILD AGAIN.

MATT PLICHTA
MATT PLICHTAFounder & Executive Director
Matt is a former animal trainer and zookeeper, who’s love of captive wildlife led to him starting the WildHeart Foundation.
JULIE NASH
JULIE NASHCo-Founder & Board President
Julie developed a love for animals while growing up on a ranch. She volunteered at a roadside zoo and later helped form WildHeart.
KAT WHYTE
KAT WHYTEMission Director
Kat grew up around farm animals and is a student studying Zoo Keeping Technology. She is passionate about animal training, enrichment, and conservation.
JACOB EVANS
JACOB EVANSTechnology Director
Jacob Evans is our Technology Director. He is responsible for ensuring our technology needs are met. Jacob brings over 15 years of experience working on computers and networks. He also brings over 8 years of technology development expertise to help with any future tech speed bumps we may run into. He enjoys hiking and camping with his wife and dogs in the Colorado Mountains.

2018 VOLUNTEERS

OUR VOLUNTEERS MEAN EVERYTHING TO US.

WE COULDN’T DO IT WITHOUT THEM.

Become a Volunteer
  • Dan Crandall

  • Diana Buccarfini-Huber

  • Kyrsten Fulton

  • Makayla Byrnes

  • Sheila Wiley