STAFF

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Daniel Roper-Jones

PROJECT DIRECTOR

Dan "The Animal Man" started his career in Madagascar. While studying lemur behavior as a student, he also produced the award-winning film Nosy Maitso. Dan came to Cambodia in 2013, and launched Fauna in Focus in 2015.

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Chea Samban

CAMBODIAN NGO MANAGER

You might know him as “The David Attenborough of Cambodia.” Samban has been with Fauna in Focus since the very beginning, and is also the host of A Cambodian Nature Film and a Wildlife Instructor.

Lula Belinfante

GRANTS & FUNDRAISING

Lula joined the team in 2018 to help take Fauna in Focus to the next level. She comes from a career in international development and has already spent time working in Asia in the health and human rights sector.

Dyna Sovan Rattanak

WILDLIFE INSTRUCTOR (& BOARD)

Rattanak is known as “Monkey” by her friends and family. A budding film-maker and local wildlife expert, Rattanak joined FIF in 2017. She is teaching our education programs and is taking a lead role in project administration.

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Mr. GH5

CAMERA

Sometimes held together with tape, often out of batteries, meet Panasonic GH5. Today he is our most trusted friend and goes everywhere with us. We do not speak about Mr. GH3.

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Mr. Phantom

DRONE

Though often left behind, and overshadowed by Mr. GH5, Phantom is still a valued member of our team, and produces some of our best quality footage. (He is for sale. Contact us if interested).


 
 

VOLUNTEERS & INTERNS

Fauna in Focus is built by our passionate and dedicated volunteers, interns and contributors. Meet our some of our amazing volunteers to learn how they support our work. Without these amazing and talented people we would never have accomplished as much as we have already!

 
 
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Christie Pink

GRAPHIC DESIGN

Christie is using her skills in graphic design to help us finish various info-graphics and interactive learning materials for our Wildlife Club program and Nature Discovery Center. She is also the office prankster, so watch out!

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Benjamin Itzinger

GRAPHIC DESIGN

Bonjour monsieur! All the way from Paris, Ben first came to us through an internship via his university and Professionals Doing Good NGO. After a two month internship he still had not had enough, upon completing his degree he hopped on a plane to come back to us.

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Kelsey Wagner

EXHIBITIONS COORDINATOR

Kelsey likes elephants. Like, a lot. An anthropologist, wildlife scientist, and artist, Kelsey is putting her considerable experience in the field towards the design and development of our new Nature Discovery Center. We are lucky to have her until she starts work on her PhD.

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Oyen Rodriguez

FILMMAKER

Oyen is a professional filmmaker with a passion for wildlife of all kinds, but especially those that live in the water. He has donated his skills and time to help produce our Cambodian Nature Film and is a certified underwater filmmaker.

 
 
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Jorge Rodriguez

RESIDENT MACGYVER

Jorge is a resident science teacher in Siem Reap, and professional photographer. In his spare time he helps Fauna in Focus build robots, program Raspberry Pis, and create weird and wild contraptions with his 3D printer. We wouldn’t get much done without his creative influence.

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Hoeung Soeum

PROJECT VOLUNTEER

Hoeung joined the esteemed ranks of Fauna in Focus volunteers after participating in a Wildlife Club program. She has been an amazing resource for connections and networking, as well as administration and revision for our graphic design work.

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Jenny McInnes

SOCIAL MEDIA VOLUNTEER

Jenny is our in-house social media guru, has has tackled the mountain of social media engagement tasks. Her work helps us reach our 17,000 followers with inspirational and educational posts.

 

 

KEY SUPPORTERS & PAST VOLUNTEER

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George & Victoria

PRIMARY BENEFACTORS

George and Victoria are the primary startup benefactors for Fauna in Focus, and have graciously donated their financial support during these early years.

Jyoti Degroote

DESIGNER

Jyoti's many contributions have helped shape the development of our project, from graphic design to project administration and overall growth.

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Stephane De Greef

INSECT ADVISOR

Stephane has donated his time and expertise as an invertebrate expert, helped raise support for our film, and contributes photos and advice in support of our wildlife science education programs.

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Stefan Byrd-Kreuger

BOARD MEMBER

Stefan is a life-long friend and is volunteering as a board member and adviser. His background is data analysis, marketing and web design. Just look at those glasses. He must be smart!

Terence Cigler

FILMMAKER

At age 14 Terrence produced his first wildlife documentary. He volunteered his skills to help finish our nature film with his special underwater camera.

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Stefania Pirani

FUNDRAISING VOLUNTEER

Stefania volunteered for Fauna in Focus for several months in early 2017, and played a major roll in securing our first USAID/Winrock grant for film distribution.