Staff

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.

Along with the listed staff members, the Cheetah Conservation Fund employs local cleaners, farm workers and Bushblok workers that support the daily operation at CCF’s headquarters in Namibia.

Executive Staff

Laurie L. Marker, DPhil.

Founder, Executive Director

About Dr. Laurie

Bruce Brewer, PhD

General Manager, Head of Bushblok Project

1998 - Present

Anne Schmidt-Küntzel

Research Geneticist and Assistant Director for Animal Health and Research

2008 - Present

Namibia Staff

Administrative

  • Lauren Pfeiffer

    Personal Assistant to Dr. Laurie Marker

    2017 - Present

  • Heike Stackmann

    Volunteer Coordinator and Public Relations Officer

    2006 - Present

  • Karin Falk

    Accountant, CCF

    2010 - Present

  • Tanya Britz

    Accountant, CCF Bush

    2006 - Present

  • Anne-Marie Bekker

    Business Manager

    2017 - Present

  • Denise Crause

    Administrative Assistant

    2018 - Present

Animal Care

  • Lora Allen

    Head of Cheetah Department

    2017 - Present

  • Robin Gieling

    Veterinarian

    2017 - Present

  • Becky Johnston

    Cheetah Keeper and Studbook Assistant

    2016 - Present

  • Simone Klebba

    Veterinarian

    2019 - Present

  • Vistoria Tuhemwe

    Vet tech

    2019 - Present

  • Eli Walker

    Curator

    2013 - Present

Education

  • Annetjie Siyaya

    Research and Education Manager

    2017 - Present

  • Elizabeth Puiss

    Research and Education Technician

    2018 - Present

  • Ignatius Davids

    Educator

    2010 - Present

  • Gebhardt Nikanor

    Education Officer, Livestock Guarding Dog

    2001 - Present

Facilities, Biomass Technology and Bushblok

  • Vince Bellwoar

    Facility Engineer

    2017 - Present

  • David Shipingana

    Biomass Research Technician

    2019 - Present

Field (research, ecology and human/wildlife conflict)

  • Matti Nghikembua

    Senior Ecologist and Forest Steward

    1997 - Present

  • Nadja Le Roux

    Community Development Manager

    2016 - Present

  • Carolina Torres

    Ecologist/Conservation Scientist

    2018 - Present

  • Tim Hofmann

    Scat Dog Handler, Research Manager and Research Coordinator

    2018 - Present

Genetics

  • Monika N. Nanghama

    Genetics Laboratory Assistant

    2017 - Present

  • Hafeni Hamalwa

    Master Student Genetics Laboratory

    2017 - Present

  • Julia Zumbroich

    Laboratory Technician

    2018 - Present

Hospitality and Tourism

  • Hanlie Visser

    Hospitality Manager

    2012 - Present

  • Bianca Jacobs

    Tourism Manager

    2013 - Present

  • Raul Carlos

    Executive Chef

    2019 - Present

  • Josephina Gabriel

    Tourism and Education Staff Member

    2013 - Present

  • Tayla Green

    Guest Experience Coordinator

    2018 - Present

  • Job Iyambo

    Tourism Guide

    2010 - Present

  • Julia Kakundi

    Creamery/Cafe Assistant

    2019 - Present

  • Kristofina Keendjele

    Tourism Support

    2014 - Present

  • Himeezembi Kuhanga

    Tourism Guide

    2016 - Present

  • Dolley Ndahambelela

    Tourism Guide

    2017 - Present

  • Ester Shipanga

    Tourism Support

    2017 - Present

  • Tryves Shivolo

    Tourism Guide

    2014 - Present

  • Fransina Simson

    Creamery/Cafe Assistant

    2019 - Present

  • Winne Skrywer

    Tourism Guide

    2019 - Present

Model Farm

  • Johan Britz

    Farms Manager

    2003 - Present

  • Paul Visser

    Assistant Farms Manager

    2012 - Present

  • Ruan Jacobs

    Assistant Estate Manager

    2017 - Present

  • Calum O'Flaherty

    Livestock Guarding Dog Programme Manager

    2019 - Present

  • Toivo Tyapa

    Small Livestock Manager

    2011 - Present

  • Bessie and Max Simon

    Farm and Maintenance Supervisors

    2003 - Present

  • Stella Emvula

    Livestock Guarding Dog Programme

    2018 - Present

  • Ritta Haihannbo

    Livestock/Model farm

    2018 - Present

  • Armas Shaanika

    Chief Goat Herder

    2001 - Present

United Kingdom Staff

  • Faith Ingham

    Head of Fundraising

    2018 - Present

United States Staff

  • Brian Badger

    Director of Conservation and Outreach

    2012 - Present

  • Justin Birkhoff

    Development Manager

    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

  • Heather Ravenscroft

    Digital Media and Graphic Design Manager

    2014 - Present

  • Dionne Stein

    Development Manager – Events and Special Projects

    2016 - Present

  • Patricia Tricorache

    Assistant Director for Strategic Communications and Illegal Wildlife Trade

    2001 - Present

  • Susan Yannetti

    External Relations Manager

    2014 - Present

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