Chris Kratt is a writer/director/producer, author, wildlife filmmaker, and educator, with a degree in Biology from Carleton College. Dedicated to introducing people to wild creatures and the natural world, Chris is co-creator and co-host of hit television series Wild Kratts, Zoboomafoo, Kratts’ Creatures, and Be The Creature, as seen on broadcasters such as PBS, National Geographic Channel, TVO, and Knowledge Network. His ecology/conservation work has spanned decades and included projects with Conservation International, National Science Foundation, Explorers Club, and The Nature Conservancy. Chris co-founded not-for-profit conservation organization Kratt Brothers Creature Heroes and is honored to have the newly-discovered Amazonian praying mantis, Liturgusa krattorum, named after he and his brother Martin.
Martin Kratt is a writer/director/producer, author, wildlife filmmaker, and educator. Graduating with a degree in Zoology from Duke University, he quickly honed his skills as a wildlife filmmaker on expeditions around the world. Starting in 1996, Martin has co-created and co-starred in several award-winning wildlife television series with his brother Chris, including Kratts’ Creatures, Zoboomafoo, Be the Creature, and Wild Kratts, as seen on broadcasters such as PBS, National Geographic Channel, TVO, and Knowledge Network. In 2000, Martin co-founded the not-for-profit conservation organization Kratt Brothers Creature Hero Foundation, aimed at helping kids channel their enthusiasm for wildlife into real, tangible conservation action for the planet.
Noah Mihan is the Director of Kratt Brothers Creature Hero Foundation. He graduated with a degree in environmental engineering from Princeton University. With a passion for both conservation and wildlife-filmmaking, Noah founded the Princeton Conservation Society in 2016. The organization helps college students participate in hands-on environmental restoration work and produce nature documentaries of their own. His documentary work has been featured by PBS. Noah came onboard as Director in 2019.
Karl Rappold is the Manager of Grizzly Gulch, the first Creaturefuge of the Kratt Brothers Creature Hero Foundation. Karl manages Grizzly Gulch by monitoring the resident wildlife and overseeing restoration efforts. He is also the owner of the neighboring 7,000-acre Rappold Ranch, which his grandfather founded in 1882. His family’s ranch has been coexisting with grizzly bears and wolves for generations and Karl and his wife Teri are advocates for protecting the Rocky Mountain Front in Montana from development.