Our Team

Chris Kratt

Chris Kratt

Co-Founder

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

Martin Kratt

Co-Founder

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.

Chris Kratt

Chris Kratt

Co-Founder

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

Martin Kratt

Co-Founder

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

Noah Mihan

Executive Director

Noah Mihan is the Executive Director of the Kratt Brothers Creature Hero Foundation. He graduated with a degree in civil and environmental engineering from Princeton University in 2019. 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. Noah has received scholarships from Fulbright and the Kathryn W. Davis Projects for Peace for his documentary work, which has been featured by PBS. Noah came onboard as Executive Director in 2020.

Najwa Farhat Director of Operations

Najwa Farhat

Director of Operations

Naj has a diverse professional background with over 15 years of experience in senior roles, from business development and operations to marketing/communications and advertising, with a focus on the live music and entertainment industry. She is the Live Tour Director at the Kratt Brothers Company and helps with day-to-day operations at Creature Hero Foundation, including web design and development, creative strategy, and program/content development.

Noah Mihan

Noah Mihan

Executive Director

Noah Mihan is the Executive Director of the Kratt Brothers Creature Hero Foundation. He graduated with a degree in civil and environmental engineering from Princeton University in 2019. 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. Noah has received scholarships from Fulbright and the Kathryn W. Davis Projects for Peace for his documentary work, which has been featured by PBS. Noah came onboard as Executive Director in 2020.

Najwa Farhat Director of Operations

Najwa Farhat

Director of Operations

Naj has a diverse professional background with over 15 years of experience in senior roles, from business development and operations to marketing/communications and advertising, with a focus on the live music and entertainment industry. She is the Live Tour Director at the Kratt Brothers Company and helps with day-to-day operations at Creature Hero Foundation, including web design and development, creative strategy, and program/content development.

DeannaEllisResearcher

Deanna Ellis

Researcher & Content Developer

Deanna has 12 years of experience as an animal researcher and field technician, with an emphasis on invertebrate classification, collecting and analyzing data, and science writing. She graduated with a degree in Biology and Earth Sciences from Carleton University and has a passion for conservation and how it can have an eternal impact on threatened wildlife. Deanna is the lead researcher for Kratt Brothers Company Ltd. and a content developer and researcher for Creature Hero Foundation.

Karl Rappold

Karl Rappold

Creaturefuge Manager

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.

Karl Rappold

Karl Rappold

Creaturefuge Manager

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.

DeannaEllisResearcher

Deanna Ellis

Researcher & Content Developer

Deanna has 12 years of experience as an animal researcher and field technician, with an emphasis on invertebrate classification, collecting and analyzing data, and science writing. She graduated with a degree in Biology and Earth Sciences from Carleton University and has a passion for conservation and how it can have an eternal impact on threatened wildlife. Deanna is the lead researcher for Kratt Brothers Company Ltd. and a content developer and researcher for Creature Hero Foundation.

DarrenWardArtDirector

Darren Ward

Art Director

Darren is a skilled designer with more than 25 years of experience in both animation and graphic design. As the Art Director for Wild Kratts, Kratt Brothers Company Ltd, and Creature Hero Foundation, he brings a wide range of experience to the table that includes working on augmented reality books with Disney to developing creative strategies for businesses all over Ontario. Darren’s creativity and imaginative mind have helped bring dozens of animated series to life for an international audience of all ages.

KaitlinDupuisLicensingDirector

Kaitlin Dupuis

Licensing Director

Kaitlin is an experienced management professional with 12+ years in management and high-level executive roles. With a recent history in managing an advertising agency where she lead accounts ranging from national associations to tourism organizations and healthcare services, Kaitlin is now the Director of Merchandise and Licensing at the Kratt Brothers Company and Creature Hero Foundation, where she leads their thriving in-house, full consumer products programs.

DarrenWardArtDirector

Darren Ward

Art Director

Darren is a skilled designer with more than 25 years of experience in both animation and graphic design. As the Art Director for Wild Kratts, Kratt Brothers Company Ltd and Creature Hero Foundation, he brings a wide range of experience to the table that includes working on augmented reality books with Disney to developing creative strategies for businesses all over Ontario. Darren’s creativity and imaginative mind have helped bring dozens of animated series to life for an international audience of all ages.

KaitlinDupuisLicensingDirector

Kaitlin Dupuis

Licensing Director

Kaitlin is an experienced management professional with 12+ years in management and high-level executive roles. With a recent history in managing an advertising agency where she lead accounts ranging from national associations to tourism organizations and healthcare services, Kaitlin is now the Director of Merchandise and Licensing at the Kratt Brothers Company and Creature Hero Foundation, where she leads their thriving in-house, full consumer products programs.

HenryInskipDigitalProducer

Henry Inskip

Digital Producer

Henry Inskip is the Digital Producer for Wild Kratts, Kratt Brothers Company Ltd, and Kratt Brothers Creature Hero Foundation. Henry has previously developed, produced, and directed video/digital content for British broadcasters and global brands such as the BBC, Channel 4, Disney, the BRIT Awards, and The Olympic Channel. Henry joined the Creature Hero team in January 2020.

HenryInskipDigitalProducer

Henry Inskip

Digital Producer

Henry Inskip is the Digital Producer for Wild Kratts, Kratt Brothers Company Ltd, and Kratt Brothers Creature Hero Foundation. Henry has previously developed, produced, and directed video/digital content for British broadcasters and global brands such as the BBC, Channel 4, Disney, the BRIT Awards, and The Olympic Channel. Henry joined the Creature Hero team in January 2020.