Africa Team

Nick Brandt, Co-Founder & President Medium

Born and raised in England, Brandt studied Painting, and then Film in London. He moved to America in 1992 and directed many award-winning music videos for artists like Michael Jackson (Earth Song, Stranger in Moscow, Cry), Jewel and Moby.

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Richard Bonham, Co-founder, Director of Operations in Africa Medium

Richard is the son of an early well known Kenyan Game Warden, Jack Bonham. This meant he had an early and vivid introduction to Wildlife, the bush and conservation. After a spell of bush flying in the Sudan, Zaire and East Africa Richard went into

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Damian Bell, Project Manager, Tanzania Medium

Damian formed a safari company in Tanzania over 20 years ago called Sokwe. It became a leading ecotourism company that with others pioneered partnership tourism agreements with local communities to enable these communities to benefit from

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John Magembe, Platoon Commander, Tanzania Medium

John grew up in a small village adjacent to the Serengeti National Park. He only got the chance to go primary school and when he left school at 16, he had to find a life for himself. John got a job as a driver for an anti-poaching team in his home area.

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Craig Millar, Security, Big Life Kenya Medium

Craig is a third generation Kenyan who grew up on a cattle ranch in the Great Rift Valley. Having always been interested in wildlife and passionate about conservation, a degree in zoology from Newcastle University UK was the natural choice

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Samar Ntalamia, Project Officer, Kenya

Having worked for various NGOs Samar has over six years experience in management position. Prior to joining Big Life he was operations and Fleet Manager at AID Village Clinics Inc. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in International

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Tom Hill, Board Director / Co-Founder of MPT / Predator Compensation Medium

Tom Hill, a graduate of the University of Texas and the Wharton School of Business (MBA in Finance) was a New York City-based entrepreneur for more than three decades. He co-founded Shoppers Voice, Inc. in 1968 (“the first

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Nick Sharp, Head of Technology & Development, Kenya Medium

Nick was born in London and spent his childhood living in the Middle East, Malta and England with frequent visits to East Africa where his father’s family settled in 1915. He went to school at Marlborough College and then studied computer

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Ole Kirimbai, Community Advisor, Tanzania Medium

Ole Kirimbai is a Maasai and was born in Tanzania on the slopes of Mt. Meru. He grew up as a child looking after his father’s cattle in and around the forests that is now occupied the sprawling town of Arusha. This fostered a child that has

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