Peggy HildenPeggy has been passionate about animal protection and environmental issues since participating in the first Earth Day Event in 1970.  This passion was fueled by growing up in a family that believed in giving back to their community and opening their door to others (of all species) in need.

She has been involved with numerous nonprofit organizations for more than 30 years – as staff, consultant, board member and volunteer.  She currently works for a large healthcare organization providing grants out to the community that support efforts to increase educational opportunities and career pathways to economically challenged youth and adults.

Peggy is blessed with a terrific son and partner both of whom share her belief that each of us can make a huge difference in the world. She currently (when you do rescues the number always changes) has two sweet feline family members, Harley and Beatrice. The most recent addition to the family is a little rescued horse named Chester, who represents the beginning of a dream to have a Sanctuary where humans and animals come together for healing through connections of the heart and in nature. Daily meditation, hiking, kayaking, camping, spiritual exploration and amazing connections with family, friends, animals and nature make her heart sing.