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Keepers of the Wild

Nature park and wildlife sanctuary in the heart of Arizona Historic Route 66


2021 Annual Report
(2022 Coming Soon!)

2023 Board of Directors


At Keepers of the Wild, we have high standards of ethics not just in the care and treatment of the animals, but in all things we do. Because of this, all but one of our board members serve on a voluntary basis and receive no compensation for their roles. The single individual who is compensated is not paid for their role as a board member, but rather as an employee of Keepers of the Wild, as defined by our governing bylaws.

Furthermore, our CEO, President, and Vice President positions' annual salary are based upon many deciding factors, the main being the organization's revenue, as well as the overall operating expenses. Much the same way we do not take in animals we cannot afford to support, we do not compensate our employees with inflated earnings we cannot support. Sustainability is our key focus.

These same salaries are determined, voted on, and set forth by the acting Board of Directors, in accordance with KOTW's Bylaws.


Lara Kraft, Chairwoman


Mimi Morissette, Vice-Chairwoman


Dwight Jory, Treasurer

Kelsey Burkett, Secretary

Theodora Jory, Director

Mike Daves, Director

James C. Burkett, Directors

Charles Mc Haffie, Director

Becca Gladden, Director


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