Who We Are

We are a small, agile non-profit, with global reach

Board of Directors

Doug Gastich, Secretary, is an instructional technologist mixing innovative technology and engaging content to connect with young learners. He has had a lifelong focus on gaming for education and user generated content. In step with the growth of the Internet itself, Doug has worked as architect and creative director of websites, games, CD-ROMs, museum kiosks and even PDA-based WiFi media applications. He work is found in public institutions like PBS and the National Academy of Science to entertainment content companies like The Jim Henson Company and FableVision, to large educational publishers like Pearson Scott Foresman, Houghton Mifflin and Knowledge Adventure. Doug lives in Lake Oswego, Oregon USA.

Gerry Ellis, acting-Director, founded GLOBIO as an outgrowth of the Wild Orphans project in the late 1990s. As a professional naturalist and photographer, Gerry has worked extensively throughout the world. He was a member of World Wildlife Fund’s initial biodiversity research team in New Guinea. Gerry has experienced first hand the rapid loss of global biodiversity and its impact on children’s lives while working on books such as America’s Rainforest. He previously served as Board Chair for the nonprofit Rhino Trust. Gerry lives in Portland, Oregon USA.

Todd Trzcinski is currently based in Kigali, Rwanda. He has nearly 25 years experience managing accounting systems and departments for both privately- and publicly-held corporations. Todd has served as Controller for several privately-held growth companies, including Fios, Christensen Electric and Envoy Global. Other major companies in which Trzcinski has served include Consolidated Freightways and CNF Transportation. Trzcinski specializes in developing and managing corporate business plans, managing costing models, helping companies prepare for growth and expansion, and ensuring accounting systems and personnel are utilized to their full potential.

Photographers

Ken and Mary Campbell donated their collection of wonderful underwater and wildlife photography to GLOBIO. In addition,these fine photographers are continuing to photograph around the world on GLOBIO’s behalf. When not traveling they present travel programs in support of GLOBIO to elementary schools in the northwest USA.

Michael Durham is one of finest specialty nature photographers in the world. His unique style of high-speed and sensor triggered nocturnal photography has created glimpses of biodiversity few have even imagined. Michael’s donation of time and imagery to GLOBIO is of enormous value.

Gerry Ellis has been an internationally renowned wildlife and nature photographer for over twenty years. His credits and awards rank him among the top in the world. He coordinates new photo and video content creation for GLOBIO. He is producing GLOBIO’s Great Apes 2020 project.

Dr. Katherine Feng was GLOBIO’s China Panda Project photographer. She has over a decade of travel experience throughout China photographing wildlife, landscapes and indigenous cultures in many of China’s less visited areas.

Skye Fitzgerald is an award-winning film-maker. His most recent film, 50 Feet From Syria, is a 2016 Oscar Short-listed documentary. He is a contributor to GLOBIO’s Great Apes 2020 project as content creator and co-producer through SpinFilms.

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