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

Jeff is a veteran high school teacher responsible for designing and implementing the Arts York Intensive Arts Program for the York Region Board of Education in Ontario.  In 2007, Jeff combined his love for photography and his commitment to teaching by creating the African not-for-profit project “Village Galleries” which took 8 educators/photographers to Tanzania to teach digital storytelling to 500 Maasai villagers.  Following this experience Jeff became the Project Manager for “In My Own Eyes” which taught digital storytelling to 7 First Nations communities in Ontario, resulting in 55 young people telling their photo-stories on the Internet and in a traveling photography display. Current projects now include designing and creating video advocacy campaigns for Youth Without Shelter, Durham Region Victim Services, Grace Orphanage (Congo), Canadian Save the Cheetah Fund, Beautiful World, Circle of Care, Jane’s Walk, Woman Act, The Canadian Centre for Victims of Torture, York Region Autism and Meals on Wheels. Last spring, Jeff completed his fifth photography workshop (1000 WORDS) for the March of Dimes (Aphasia and Acquired Brain Injuries.)  Last April Jeff designed and delivered a Digital Story Telling Project with15 youth in Iqauluit in Nunavut for the Arctic Children and Youth Foundation.