Tylor has been a fan of Harry Potter since he was read the first book by his third grade teacher in 2000—he has been hooked ever since. When Tylor was a freshman in college, he founded the first official Colorado quidditch team at the University of Northern Colorado in Greeley. He played and coached the Northern Colorado Golden Griffins for two years while working for the International Quidditch Association as the Colorado State Representative. During this time, he also founded Greeley, Colorado’s first animal rights group called the Colorado Animal Rights Enthusiasts or CARE. Tylor now works full time for animal rights and can often be found stuffing his face with vegan mac and cheese and Flying Cauldron Butterscotch Beer while talking non-stop about magizoology.
Kathryn Henzler Program Director/Cofounder
Kathryn has a passion for anything nerdy and vegan, and is pretty much the American Hermione, complete with brown, frizzy hair. Her first nerdy passion was Harry Potter, which she started reading after her cool Mom introduced her to it in elementary school. When she was in her sophomore year in college, not only did she discover the joys of muggle quidditch as a keeper on the USC quidditch team, but she also rekindled her passion of animal rights and became vegetarian. Since then, she has volunteered her time with various animal rights organizations and demonstrations. Since graduating, she has been passionate about incorporating animal rights and veganism into other areas of her life, like music, clothing and costume design, and sports. And her post-Potter series headcanon is that Hermione became vegan.
Katie Johnson Social Media Manager
The Harry Potter series came into Katie's life when she was 11, right when she needed it most. She instantly connected to Harry and had the good fortune of growing up with Harry, Ron, and Hermione, being the same ages as them as each book was released. After reading about Hermione's passion for house elf rights, Katie decided she needed a cause to care about. That came when she was eating a chicken patty in the school cafeteria and there was something gross in it. She made the connection that this was a dead animal and decided to become a vegetarian. This only lasted a few days, but it set the stage for her going vegan in 2012 and working for animal rights. Like a true Ravenclaw valuing wit and creativity, Katie graduated from Albion College in Michigan with degrees in Creative Writing and Music (piano). Katie has read the books well over a hundred times but has never and will never watch the movies so she can keep Hogwarts and the Wizarding World the way she's always seen it.