Staff & Patrons

CCF staff are some of the leading experts in their fields, and they are available to speak at your event! To request a speaker (including Dr. Laurie Marker herself) please fill out our form below.

Speaker Request Form

Speakers marked in red are available half to full time in the United States.

Current Openings – Namibia Current Openings – U.S.

Executive Director

Laurie L. Marker, DPhil.

Namibia Staff

Lora Allen
Head of Cheetah Department (2017 – present)

Anne-Marie Bekker
Business Manager (2017 – present)

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

Denise Crause
Administrative Assistant (2018 – present)

Willem Daniel Briers-Louw
Ecologist (2018 – present)

Johan Britz
Farms Manager, CCF Bush (2003 – present)

Tanya Britz
Accountant, CCF Bush (2003 – present)

Ignatius Davids
Educator, CCF (2010 – present)

Karin Falk
Accountant, CCF (2010 – present)

Josephina Gabriel
Tourism and Education Staff Member, CCF (2013 – present)

Robin Gieling
Veterinarian, CCF (2017 – present)

Hafeni Hamalwa
Master Student Genetics Laboratory, CCF (2017 – present)

Tim Hofmann
Scat Dog Handler, Research Manager & Research Coordinator, CCF (2018 – present)

Job Iyambo
Tourism Guide, CCF (2010 – present)

Bianca Jacobs
Tourism Manager, CCF (2017 – present)

Ruan Jacobs
Assistant Estate Manger (2017-present)

Quentin de Jager
Scat Dog Handler and Trainer, CCF (2017 – present)

Becky Johnston
Cheetah Keeper and Studbook Assistant, CCF (2016 – present)

Kristofina Keendjele
Tourism Staff Member, CCF (2014 – present)

Himeezembi Kuhanga
Tourism Guide, CCF (2016 – present)

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

Nadja Le Roux
Community Development Manager, CCF (2016 – present)

Monika N. Nangham
Genetics Laboratory Assistant, CCF (2017 – present)

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

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

Lauren Pfeiffer
Personal Assistant to Dr. Laurie Marker, CCF (2017 – present)

Nina Sausgruber, PhD
Genetics Laboratory Manager, CCF (2018 – present)

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

Armas Shaanika
Chief Goat Herder, CCF (2001 – present)

Ester Shipanga
Tourism Staff Member

Tryves Shivolo
Tourism Guide, CCF (2014 – present)

Meriam Shuudi
Tourism Staff Member, CCF (2014 – present)

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

Annetjie Siyaya
Research and Education Manager, CCF (2017 – present)

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

Carolina Torres
Ecologist/Conservation Scientist, CCF (2018 – present)

Toivo Tyapa
Small Livestock Manager, CCF (2011 – present)

Stijn Verschueren
Ecology Researcher, CCF (2017 – present)

Hanlie Visser
Hospitality Manager, CCF (2012 – present)

Paul Visser
Assistant Farms Manager, CCF (2012 – present)

Eli Walker
Curator, CCF (2013 – present)

Julia Zumbroich
Laboratory Technician, CCF (2018 – present)

USA Staff

Brian Badger
Director of Conservation & Outreach
(2016 – present)

Justin Birkhoff
Development Manager – West Coast
(2018 – present)

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

Susan Kauffman
Constituent Relationship Manager
(2016 – present)

Paula Martin
Executive and Development Assistant
(2007 – present)

Jj Muehlhausen
Development Manager – Grants and Designated Giving
(2017 – present)

Dionne Stein
Development Manager – Events and Special Projects
(2016 – present)

Patricia Tricorache
Assistant Director for Strategic Communications and Illegal Wildlife Trade
(2001 – present)

Heather Ravenscroft
Digital Media and Graphic Design Manager
(2014 – 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