Our Volunteers

We are very appreciative of the contribution of volunteers working with us to ensure the survival of the cheetah in the wild.


In Alphabetic Order

Jameson Bowman

Guest Writer, Toronto, Ontario

Jameson is an environmentalist and wildlife conservationist with a Masters Degree in History. After completing school Jameson worked for a number of years as a professional fundraiser in Toronto focusing on major gifts and grant writing. He now works in his family business and devotes his personal time to environmental issues and animal rights. He believes the multi-tiered conservation approach of the CCF is key to protecting and promoting wildlife alongside human development.

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Vanessa Dewson

Web Designer Volunteer, Ottawa, Ontario

Vanessa is an award-winning photographer as well as a graphic and web designer based in Ottawa. She is also an avid traveler and became a travel agent in 2015 in order to organize and host photography tours as well as help people plan the perfect trip. After a special encounter with a cheetah during a visit to a rehabilitation centre in South Africa, Vanessa reached out to help the Cheetah Conservation Fund of Canada and has provided her support to develop and launch the new website in 2016. She recently organized a tour to Namibia that included a 4-day visit to CCF.

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Kara Evelyn-McNeil, 

Illustrator – Graphic Designer Volunteer, Kanata, Ontario

Kara is an artist, illustrator and graphic designer. She loves to work for good causes close to her heart. In the past, she has done graphic design work for Raising the Roof Canada, an organization working hard to abolish homelessness among Canadians, as well as The Canadian Breast Cancer Support Fund, and a number of other campaigns aimed at helping her community thrive. She is glad to now be lending her talents to help her extended critter community working on design and social media projects with the Cheetah Canada Conservation Fund!

Meredith Hanel

Guest Writer, Hamilton, Ontario

Meredith holds a Ph.D. in Medical Genetics. She lived the lab life, then shared her enthusiasm with kids in science outreach. Now she is a freelance science writer who blogs http://biologybizarre.blogspot.ca  and tweets @MeredithHanel on biological topics from nature to medicine.

Liam Nickerson

Creative Volunteer, Toronto, Ontario

Liam is an experienced creative and product owner based in Toronto. He likes cheetahs and would love for them to stick around.

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Jeff Young

Photographer – Videographer Volunteer, Toronto, Ontario

Since 2007 Jeff has been involved in a number of digital photography/story telling projects including Village Galleries in Tanzania, The Big Book Project in Benin and In My Own Eyes with seven First Nations Communities across Ontario. Jeff provides pro bono photography, video and web design for not-for-profit groups through www.socialimage.ca