Since 2009, Mary is the Director of Action for Cheetahs in Kenya (ACK), and was the Kenya Director for Cheetah Conservation Fund (CCF) from 2001 to 2008. She has experience in both Kenya and in Namibia with data collection, cheetah research techniques, capture and immobilization, community development and education.
As the Community Liaison Officer, Lumumba Mutiso is the eyes and ears of Action For Cheetahs since 2004. In 2003, when his livestock were attacked by cheetahs in the Salama area, he took an interest in wanting to know more about the predators after meeting the Action For Cheetahs staff.
Began working as the Nairobi house caretaker in 2008. Ken is the smiling face that everyone remembers as he keeps the garden and the home in Nairobi neat and cares for our staff and volunteers.
Began working with Action For Cheetahs as a cheetah scout in 2009. Pius was a tailor by trade and still manages a small tailor shop in Salama. He had a keen interest in the wildlife in the area and during his interview he was well organized and wanted to make a difference in the community. He lives in Salama and has a farm in the Mukaa district.
Began working with Action For Cheetahs in Kenya as a cheetah scout in 2009. Jimmy had prior research experience working with students from the University of Nairobi studying springhare in the 1980’s. Lives on his farm in the Kiu area of the Salama study site and covers a portion of Kiu, Aimi and Malili regions.
Chris was born and raised in the Samburu and Laikipia Districts. In the northern arid areas of Kenya people share scarce resources (particularly water), and rangeland with wildlife. This is how Chris became familiar with wildlife and developed a love for all animals. He completed his O-level (High School) education at Maralel High School. He did not have the funds to attend college immediately so he volunteered to work with the Meibae Conservancy.
Moses attended Maralel High School. He was an assistant teacher at a local primary school after leaving High School, but had aspired to work with the rangers in the Conservancy. He was a close runner-up when positions were filled in late 2011 and was one of the first recommended to us by the conservancy chairman when we were ready to hire more field officers. Moses enjoys being in nature and learning from it each day.
Soulh completed his O-level (High School) education at Maralel High School. He was raised in the Lpus portion of the Meibae Conservancy. He had also applied for ranger training and was highly recommended by the conservancy manager. Soulh covers the region of the conservancy with the highest elephant numbers and he encounters them every day. He most enjoys watching the animals and reading the signs they provide to learn more about animal behaviours.
Sarah began working with ACK in 2014. She studied wildlife management at the Kenya Wildlife Service Institute in Naivasha and completed undergraduate studies in Wildlife Management in 2013 from the University of Eldoret.
Susan will complete her degree in veterinary medicine from the University of Nairobi in 2015. Through support of the Wells Fargo Security Company, Susan is supervising the detection dog and fecal analysis work. Susan has experience with working dogs through internships at KK Security.
Noreen completed her Master of Science in Biology and Ecosystem Management from the University of Nairobi in 2015. The focus of her study was the evaluation of prey selection in cheetahs in the Salama and Athi Kapiti regions.
Holly has a long affiliation with zoos. She has worked and volunteered for the National Zoo in Washington DC, the Akron Zoo and Cleveland Metroparks Zoo. She also shares a passion for Africa.
After completing her MSc research Erica continues to support ACK as our Volunteer and Outreach Coordinator. Erica is passionate about wildlife and Africa in particular.
Suze worked as a volunteer at ACK in 2014. She has a passion for Africa and wildlife contributing her time to assure wildlife and communities florish together.
Support our work
ACK needs your help to support our scouts and the community so we can accomplish our goal of conservation of the cheetahs in Kenya. With your help we can continue our research and conversation activities.
- Student/Teacher Activity Book - $10 each
- Plant 10 Trees - $20
- Support a School Visit - $30
- Field gear for Scouts - $50
- Sponsor Detection Dog - $100/month
- Sponsor Field Officer/month - $200/month
- Field Monitoring Equipment - $500