Board of Directors
President - Sasha Wengler
Vice President - Brian Thor Wengler
Treasurer - Gloria Kolarich
Secretary - Jose Contreras
Founder and Director - Sasha Wengler
Director of Marketing - Richard Valdez
Director of Social Media and Publicity - Nicole Erwin
Director of Technology and Security – Carl Adair
Director and Bird Community Liaison - Jeff Hollingsworth
Director of Reptile Community - Yvonne Sherwood
Sasha Sonja Wengler – Founder and Director
Sasha is an activist, artist and humanitarian. At an early age, Sasha always had a love for animals and nature which led her to establish Midgard Animal Rescue and Sanctuary, a non-profit organization.
She is an ally and supporter of the LGBTQI community and has held many pageant titles, most recently, Miss Gay Universe 2018. She received the Trans Person of the Year award in 2020… and in 2019, she was featured in Poz 100 Magazine where they recognized her work in the HIV field. Sasha is a strong advocate for the community and works at Beat Aids, where she encourages people to get tested to know their status and link them to get the care that they need.
As an artist, her artwork can be seen all across San Antonio as well as 6 states and 3 countries. Her work was commissioned by the Born This Way Foundation, The Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies, and the International Union for the Conversation on Nature in South Africa, among many others.
She exemplifies a true humanitarian by living her truth to make a difference in the lives of others.
Sasha was honored in June 2021 as the first recipient of the Fiesta Frenzy Greg Hinojosa Humanitarian Award.