She has held the vision of establishing a sanctuary for animals since childhood, and in 1997 she took steps to realize that dream. Neda is also recognized as an expert in horse behavior and non-invasive horse handling methods. She has innovated Journey’s with Wild Horses, herd immersion experiences and has conducted numerous clinics and classes. Her background in the healing and creative arts took her all over the world exposing her to many cultures. Before launching Return to Freedom Wild Horse Sanctuary (RTF), she worked theater and film.
Neda has had a lifelong interest in animals, especially horses, and has provided care and rescue for horses and animals throughout her life. At 9 years old, a young activist in the making, Neda and her sister Diana rode their horses to Burger King in protest of horse meat in hamburgers, while their mother Stella advocated against horse slaughter on the local news!
Jack joins RTF with a broad background in animal rights and protection. He was Co-Director and Media Spokesman for Los Angeles-based Last Chance for Animals (LCA) and now serves on its Board of Directors. Jack has also been Special Projects Director and a contributing writer for The Animals Voice Magazine. He spent 8 years as the Volunteer Coordinator and Park and Operations Manager for Tree People in Coldwater Canyon Park, a 44-acre rustic wilderness preserve in the Santa Monica Mountains. Before devoting himself to animal issues, Jack also had a career in the music and entertainment industries.