United States Team

Kim McCoy, Executive Director Medium

Kim fell in love with African wildlife as a child, long before her first trip to the continent in 2001, and long before she understood the complexity and severity of the many threats to the animals’ survival. Although much of her professional

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Amy Baird, Associate Director Medium

Amy serves as the Associate Director for Big Life Foundation USA. She first became interested in conservation issues upon reading Douglas H. Chadwick’s  The Fate of the Elephant for a book report in middle school, and she made

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Meredith Ogilvie-Thompson, Board Director Medium

Born and raised in New York City, Meredith fell in love with Africa from an early age. After completing her studies in Political Science at Columbia University, she travelled across Tanzania and Kenya, spending time with leading scientists

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Dereck Joubert, Board Director Medium

Dereck Joubert is an award-winning wildlife filmmaker and National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence, who has been filming, researching and exploring in Africa for over 30 years with his wife, Beverly Joubert. Their mission is to save

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Scott Bailey (& Team), Website Designers & Developers Medium

Scott Bailey is an entrepreneur, website designer and breeder of Arabian horses in Scottsdale, Arizona. Scott's passion for Africa began during a trip to Kenya in 1987 when he first experienced the beauty of the savannah and the wildlife firsthand. 

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Kristine Baty, Board Director Medium

For over 25 years, Kristine has been an active fundraiser, volunteer and benefactor for non-profit organizations in her local community and developing communities in Latin America and Africa.    Her primary focus is supporting

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Chris Sattler, Board Director Medium

Chris grew up in New England and always had a passion for travel and adventure. Throughout his childhood, and with fellow Big Life Foundation board member, Mike Silvestrini, he often talked about taking a trek across Africa to explore the wildlife.

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Mike Silvestrini, Board Director Medium

Mike is the co-founder, president and CEO of Greenskies Renewable Energy, a Connecticut-based solar energy company that designs, builds and maintains solar photovoltaic systems for commercial, industrial and municipal

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