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Staff Spotlight

Field Notes Entry 20: Ellie Field

Field Notes Entry 20: Ellie Field

3rd December 2021 by Beth Newark

Bio: Ellie Field is Opwall’s Rewilding Lead and International Sales Manager. She spent much of her time during the Covid-19 pandemic learning about efforts to improve agriculture in the UK and rejuvenate biodiversity. Ellie first joined Opwall as a volunteer in South…

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Operation Wallacea: Staff Spotlight – Livvy Cropper

Operation Wallacea: Staff Spotlight – Livvy Cropper

30th November 2021 by Livvy Cropper

In 2010 I started my A-Levels and knew I wanted to continue learning after that, but wasn’t sure what to study or which career path to pursue. However, not long after starting at sixth form, I heard of something I couldn’t have…

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Field Notes Entry 16: Joe England

Field Notes Entry 16: Joe England

1st September 2021 by Beth Newark

Bio: Joe England is a British ornithologist who has worked with Opwall in Fiji since the site was established in 2017. He is deeply passionate about living a life aligned with protecting and loving the natural world, which shines through in all…

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Field Notes Entry 15: Sara Carlson

Field Notes Entry 15: Sara Carlson

1st September 2021 by Beth Newark

Bio: Sara Carlson moved to Fiji with her partner Matthew five years ago and has lived on the Natewa Peninsula ever since, including through the whole pandemic. Prior to the move, Sara helped jumpstart Opwall’s US office, and ran projects in Mexico,…

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Field Notes Entry 12: Toby Farman

Field Notes Entry 12: Toby Farman

14th May 2021 by Beth Newark

Bio: Toby Farman is Opwall’s Systems Manager and the Country Manager for our Romania expeditions. Toby originally studied biotechnology, but an Opwall trip in 2007 sparked his passion for travel. After graduating, Toby traveled the world for 2 years with nothing more…

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Field Notes Entry 11: Dr. Raquel Thomas

Field Notes Entry 11: Dr. Raquel Thomas

20th April 2021 by Beth Newark

Bio: Dr. Raquel Thomas is the Director of Resource Management and Training at Iwokrama, where she helps organize policy and practice around the sustainable management of the one million hectare reserve. In this episode, Raquel explains how she partners with businesses, government,…

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Field Notes Entry 10: Scott Sveiven

Field Notes Entry 10: Scott Sveiven

7th April 2021 by Beth Newark

Bio: Scott Sveiven is the Director of Opwall’s US office and the Country Manager for our Guyana expeditions. Originally from Minnesota, Scott started travelling the world and exploring his passion for wildlife biology from an early age. He went on to become…

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Field Notes Entry 6: Alex Tozer

Field Notes Entry 6: Alex Tozer

22nd February 2021 by Beth Newark

  Bio: Alex is the Director or Operations at Operation Wallacea. Alex first started working with Operation Wallacea in the summer of 2004, when he volunteered to work in a baking hot office in a dusty Honduran town for 3 months in…

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Field Notes Entry 5: Dr Tim Coles

Field Notes Entry 5: Dr Tim Coles

20th February 2021 by Beth Newark

  Bio: Dr. Tim Coles founded Operation Wallacea in 1995, and the Operation Wallacea Trust (Charity no. 1078362) in 1998. The idea behind the programme was to be able to fund academics to complete long term data sets as an alternative to…

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Field Notes Entry 3: Dr Kathy Slater

Field Notes Entry 3: Dr Kathy Slater

29th January 2021 by Beth Newark

  Bio: Kathy is the Research Manager and Senior Scientist of Operation Wallacea’s Mexico project. Kathy works for the UK office, but is based in Mexico year round. Kathy has lived and worked in the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico for 15 years,…

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