Staff & Patrons

Current Openings – Namibia Current Openings – US

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-Küntzel, DVM, PhD.
Research Geneticist and Assistant Director for Animal Health and Research (2008 – present)

Brian Badger
Operations Manager (2012 – present)

Stephanie Bradley
Education Manager (2014 – present)

Johan Britz
Farms Manager (2003 – present)

Tanya Britz
Accountant, CCF Bush (2003 – present)

Andrew Di Salvo, DVM,
Veterinarian (2015 – present)

Karin Falk
Accountant, CCF (2010 – present)

Mike Gardiner
Assistant Manager, Hospitality and Tourism (2015 – present)

Katrin Hils
Genetics Lab Manager (2015 – present)

Lucia Mhuulu
Senior Genetics Laboratory Technician (2012 – present)

Matti Nghikembua
Senior Ecologist and Forest Steward
(1997 – present)

Gebhardt Nikanor
Education Officer, Livestock Guarding Dog (2001 – present)

Matthew Renninger
Community Development Officer
(2015 – present)

Louisa Richmond-Coggan, PhD.
Ecology Manager (2014 – present)

Teresia Robitschko
Assistant to Dr. Laurie Marker (2014 – present)

Paige Seitz
Livestock Guarding Dog Programme Manager (2013 – present)

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

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

Tyapa Toivo
Small Livestock Manager (2011 – present)

Kate Vannelli
Assistant Studbook Keeper & Cheetah Keeper (2014 – present)

Hanlie Visser
Hospitality and Tourism Manager (2012 – present)

Paul Visser
Assistant Farms Manager (2012 – present)

Eli Walker
Research Technician & Cheetah Keeper (2013 – present)

USA Staff

Caitlyn Beck
Constituent Relationship Manager
(2014 – present)

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

Paula Martin
Executive and Development Assistant
(2007 – present)

Angelina Mertens
Donor Relations Associate – Northern California
(2015 – present)

Dionne Stein
Development and Event Coordinator
(2016 – present)

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

Dan Winter
Chief Development Officer
(2015 – present)

Susan Yannetti
External Relations Manager
(2014 – present)

CCF USA Volunteers


International Patron

Honourable Professor Peter Katjavivi
Speaker of the House of the Republic of Namibia

UK Patrons

Jonathan and Angela Scott
Photographers, writers, TV personalities