Staff & Patrons

Executive Director

Laurie L. Marker, DPhil.


Namibia Staff

Laurie L. Marker, DPhil.
Founder and Executive Director

Bruce Brewer, PhD.
General Manager (1998 – present) and also runs the CCF Bushblok project

Anne Schmidt-K√ľntzel, DVM, PhD.
Research Geneticist and Assistant Director for Animal Health and Research (2008 – present)

Lusia Mhuulu
Masters Student (2012 – present)

Brian Badger
Operations Manager (2012 – present)

Jenny Bartlett
Operations Supervisor (2012 – present)

Stephanie Bradley
Education Manager (2014 – present)

Johan Britz
Farms Manager (2003 – present)

Tanya Britz
Accountant, CCF Bush (2003 – present)

Juliette Erdtsieck
Head Cheetah Keeper (2011 – present)

Mark Etheridge, PhD.
Post-Doc. & Educator (2013 – present)

Karin Falk
Accountant, CCF (2010 – present)

Ezequiel Fabiano, PhD.
Quantitative Scientist (2005 – present)

Natalie Giesen
Laboratory Technician (2013 – present)

Anne Heimerdinger
Administrative Assistant (2013 – present)

Casey Lay
Assistant to Dr. Laurie Marker (2013 – present)

Chavoux Luyt
Ecologist, PhD. Student (2012 – present)

Priskila N. Nepela
Eco-tourism Educational Aide (2008 – present)

Matti Nghikembua
Senior Ecologist and Education Officer
(1997 – present)

Gebhardt Nikanor
Education Officer (2001 – present)

Paige Seitz
Livestock Guarding Dog Coordinator

Bessie & Max Simon
Farm & Maintenance Supervisors
(2003 – present)

Heike Stackmann
Volunteer Coordinator and Public Relations Officer (2006 – present)

Ryan Sucaet
Assistant Cheetah Keeper & Research Assistant (2011 – present)

Tyapa Toivo
Small Livestock Manager (2011 – present)

Kate Vannelli
Assistant Studbook Keeper (2014 – present)

Hanlie Visser
Food Services Supervisor (2012 – present)

Paul Visser
Assistant Farms Manager (2012 – present)

Eli Walker
Research Technician (2013 – present)


USA Staff

Beth Fellenstein
Director of Operations and Finance
(2011 – present)

Heather Ravenscroft
Chapter Liaison and Communications Assistant
(2014 – present)

Paula Martin
Executive and Development Assistant 
(2004 – present)

Patricia Puder
Field Executive, Northern California
(2014 – present)

Caitlyn Beck
Constituent Relationship Manager
(2014 – present)

See all CCF USA Chapters


Patrons

Namibia Patron

His Excellency Dr. Sam Nujoma
Former President of the Republic of Namibia

UK Patrons

Jonathan and Angela Scott
Photographers, writers, TV personalities

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