WE are WildEarth
It’s in our nature
CEO and Co-founder
Graham is on a life-long mission to connect people all over the world to nature. He pioneered the very first African waterhole cams in 1998 and has been the driving force behind first Africam and now WildEarth.
Content Director and Co-founder
Emily has produced many wildlife series for broadcasters such as the BBC, Discovery and National Geographic. It was in the Serengeti whilst filming the wildebeest migration that she met her husband Graham and moved to South Africa from the UK to co-found WildEarth.
Technical Director and Chairman
Born and raised in the Netherlands, Peter packed his bags soon after getting his M.Sc. in Chemical Engineering. After arriving in South Africa, he got actively involved in a number of charities and wildlife conservation projects. It was soon after this that he joined WildEarth. Peter has a logical mind and an interest in data analysis and creative problem solving.
Ian is a Chartered Accountant and Chartered Financial Analyst and has held senior financial executive roles in South Africa, London and the Middle East over the past 20 years. The undoubted highlight of his career has been combining his financial skills with his love of the bush, and being involved in a product and team which has such a positive impact on so many people’s lives and the environment.
Besotted with the bush since she could first walk and talk, Megan is an ardent naturalist afflicted with a bent for the creative. With a conservation degree, a Masters in Environmental Management, and years of guiding and training field guides in her background, she has a solid grounding in all topics natural but her career has been more eclectic than the traditional “bush-whacker” and has involved, amongst other things, creative expression through both written and visual media. Megan was the Senior Producer on the 30-year old SABC environmental TV programme, 50|50, for nearly a decade and she has authored numerous natural history books including the best-selling “Game Ranger in your Backpack”. She is most content behind her pair of 10×32 binoculars stalking birds, botanising or sipping a GnT against a breathtaking bush setting.
Glenda is an Office Manager and Senior bookkeeper, having studied Bookkeeping and Practical accounting. She has spent many years in the SA accounting field mastering various accounting packages as well as Excel along the way. She is meticulous, accurate and a people person, and is also a National hockey umpire and senior boys’ coach. Glenda has a great love for big cats, Rottweilers and the bush in general and is thrilled to have joined a team of wildlife experts.
After completing an Hons B.A. in Film/Communications and working in the film and TV industry for several years in Ireland, Alan moved to South Africa. It has always been a genuine dream of his to work with a wildlife production company and edit wildlife TV footage. Alan crafts together the stories of the animals we observe and reveals “behind-the-scenes” action in his work as an editor at WildEarth.
Broadcast Systems Architect
All the way from Mother Russia, our tech wizard Alex is one of WildEarth’s finest technical engineers. Alex is quite simply a genius. His ability to understand, parse and resolve any problem you throw his way is unsurpassed.
Lebo is a motivated and skilled Somatologist with a warm friendly attitude. With a National Diploma in Somatolgy and a previous job as the Executive Assistant to the Managing Director of the PAN Africa Group under her belt, she now manages all of WildEarth’s travel and assists in all aspects of production.
Joining the WildEarth team in May 2008 she has spent numerous hours assisting with website, registration and viewing issues, helping create animal character histories, monitoring streams, chat rooms, Facebook pages and other social media platforms.
Back in 1999 a friend shared Djuma Waterhole cam, Karen became hooked immediately. Since May of 2008, she has been involved daily with countless hours of supporting channel producers, users, moderating chats rooms and generally keeping the CAMmunity on an even keel. She is also responsible for taking care of the WE volunteer teams.
Valorie started watching wildlife cameras in 2006 and after her mother alerted her to a live safari drive in 2007, she has been hooked every since! Valorie maintains the social media communities and assists behind the scenes with web issues.
Social Media Specialist
Bianca first started at WildEarth as a freelance researcher and writer. This is where her love for the bush, especially the big cats, flourished. She has a great love for animals and the outdoors, and has been lucky to experience both, at reserves and wildlife sites around Southern Africa.
Stephan started his career at the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) as a vision mixer and camera man. He then worked for a variety of TV programs as a director as well as a senior editor on projects that included (but are not limited to) magazine shows, dramas and docu-dramas. He’s passionate about the environment and broadcasting, putting in whatever it takes to create the highest quality product possible. From 2009 until now, he has been working on SABC’s hit environmental program 50/50 as the studio director and senior editor. It was a natural career progression for him to join the WildEarth family as a senior editor.