Carla Naden is the Director of the non-profit, Animal Synergy, also known as Synergy Animal Hospice. They believe by working together as rescues and individuals, through awareness & education we can change the world on behalf of the most vulnerable beings. Synergy’s focus is geriatric, special needs and terminally ill animals who have run out of time at animal control. Their souls are restored for whatever time remains. Synergy’s goal is to provide respect and dignity to all beings, no matter their age, appearance, or health status, & increase the save rate of all animals at shelters, promoting a life saving world.
Carla also specializes in art gone wild, glitter, busted animals called love nuggets, and Aesthetic Screams-In-The-Night. She loves traveling and like her artwork, her history is just as varied, colorful, and completely unexpected. Carla started off with a Montessori-based education (in Baltimore, MD) and then morphed into a Friends (Quaker) high school. After that, it was a tour of Florida and Montana colleges. Carla then did some traveling and currently resides in San Diego.
Carla is a strong proponent of animal / human rights and those influence her life's work & artwork. She uses her artistic abilities to promote kindness and compassion toward animals (globally). She feels creativity must come out or it destroys you and that humans are not the only important animals. She has a strong love of collage, old animals, explosive paint devices, making a mess, experiencing different cultures, and spilled pigment/ink on rugs... And she loves to laugh!