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.

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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.

Diana Lo

Guest Writer, Toronto, Ontario

Diana Lo is a Toronto-based marketing professional, and loves writing about topics related to animals. In addition to being passionate about dogs, including her own two, she is a big admirer of the cheetah, an animal she regards as majestic.

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Cynthia MacNeil

Guest Writer, Vancouver, BC

Cynthia is a writer and marketing consultant based in Vancouver, B.C. She’s passionate about conservation, community engagement, coffee, and of course, cats.

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Artem Medvedev

Guest Writer & Videographer, Edmonton, Alberta

Artem is a Russian-Canadian communication skills instructor, linguist, and aspiring writer based in Edmonton, Alberta, and has been volunteering for Cheetah Canada since April 2017.

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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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Jan Robertson

Guest Writer, Edmonton, Alberta

Jan believes the work of the Cheetah Conservation Fund Canada is incredibly important and she is excited to be writing for such a proactive team of conservationists. A professional writer with a background science and journalism, Jan works with government health programs and writes freelance articles, content and social media. She has a B.Sc. in Cellular, Molecular and Microbial Biology and a B.A. in Journalism and Creative Writing.

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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