Wild Ops Board of Directors

Jeff Morris - President of Wild Ops

Jeff Morris


Jeff founded Wild Ops after retiring from a family Chevrolet agency he ran for 36 years. Wm L Morris Chevrolet was founded by his grandfather in 1929 and remains one of the oldest Chevrolet agencies in the United States. He was former Director of International Consulting for J. D. Power & Associates, where he designed and implemented consultancies for Subaru of America and Honda of America’s Acura Division. Jeff serves on the International Board of Directors for Joni and Friends Disability Ministry and also on the Board of Only Hope Prison Ministries. Jeff graduated from the University of California at Santa Barbara in 1975, with a BS Degree in Speech Communications. Jeff and his wife Nancy have been married for 20 years and have 4 children and 2 grandchildren.

Doug Mazza - Board Member of Wild Ops

Doug Mazza

Board Member
Retiring in January, 2019, Doug served for 20 years as President and CEO of Joni and Friends, the premiere international Christian non-profit that serves people affected by disabilities. Prior to Joni and Friends, Doug’s distinguished career in the automotive industry included serving as the senior American executive for American Suzuki Motor Corporation where he wrote the marketing plan that successfully launched Suzuki automobiles in this country. Under his leadership, the Suzuki Samurai was named one of the top 10 marketed products in the United States and became the subject of a Harvard case study. Mazza later joined Hyundai Motor America as its top American executive, serving five years as Chief Operating Officer. Doug served in the US Army as Sgt E5, 6thArmored Cavalry, 1970-1972.
David Spady - Board Member of Wild Ops

David Spady

Board Member
David Spady is President of River Public Affairs Group, a strategic media and political consulting agency. Spady has appeared on numerous television news broadcasts including CNN, FOX News, ABC, NBC, CBS, MSNBC and Inside Edition. His editorials have been broadly published in newspapers including the Wall Street Journal and Los Angeles Times. He was honored with a Telly Award for campaign ads. Spady advises Salem Media Group’s talk radio network on content and programming, and managed the company’s public affairs division. He is a member of the the National Hunting and Shooting Sports Advisory Council at the US Department of Interior, and serves on the boards of the Montana Outdoor Legacy Foundation, Wild Ops Veterans Ministry, and the Congressional Western Caucus Foundation.

Gregory Wood

Board Member
Greg Wood is a registered patent attorney who offers more than 40 years of experience in intellectual property litigation, electronic information management and e-discovery matters, and licensing and business negotiations. Wood is a former partner at Norton Rose Fulbright and former practicing control systems engineer with advanced degrees in systems engineering from UCLA and dispute resolution from Pepperdine Straus Institute of Dispute Resolution.

Jonathan Basaldua

Board Member
Jonathan was born and raised in Dallas, Texas and joined the United States Marine Corps right out of high school in 2003. He married his high school sweetheart, Melissa, right before his first deployment to Iraq and she had been his rock for the past 17 years. They have three amazing children, Jonathan (16) who was born while JB was in Fallujah, Destiny (14), and Jacob (8). Family means everything to JB. They all love spending time together and love the outdoors, so they get outside together at every opportunity. While in the Marine Corps, he did two combat tours with the 3rd Battalion 1st Marines Kilo Company: Fallujah, Iraq in 2004 and Haditha, Iraq in 2005. Since returning home, JB has struggled with severe PTSD, TBI and other chronic injuries that have left him permanently disabled. Wild Ops has brought healing and purpose to his life and impacted his family’s life as well. As a part of the Leadership team he has found great joy in being able to speak into the lives of his fellow combat brothers.

Greg Burkhardt

Board Member
Greg was born, raised and is still living in a Southern California suburb with his wife of 50 years, Karol. They have two grown children and eight grandchildren. Their son and son-in-law are both Pastors at Cornerstone Community churches in Simi and West Los Angeles. Greg had owned a Farmers Insurance Agency from 1978 to 2019 and is now President and CEO of BURKHARDT INSURANCE SERVICES, INC. since then. They are licensed in 19 states to sell and service insurance products. Greg prayerfully and financially supports and is involved with his local Christian Church (Cornerstone Simi) as well as WildOps, Children’s Hunger Fund/Poverty Encounter, Joni & Friends, Forever Found, ZOE International, Life Impact International, African Renewal Ministries, City of Hope, St. Jude’s Hospital and financially supports 8 missionary families around the world. He has always had a passion for the amazing Veterans that have served unselfishly to protect our freedom, with a special heart for those Vets that have suffered a variety of disabilities from their experience in the various wars