Nancy Lynne Gibson, President

“Hi, I am Nancy, the founder of Love Wildlife. Growing up in America, I was surrounded by animals and nature, not realising it would be my calling and future career. Now, living in Thailand, I am involved with many great projects and work with inspiring people throughout Southeast Asia to make change for the environment. We have many projects planned and it is exciting to know that Love Wildlife will be a supporting organisation for wildlife conservation throughout the region.”

Utharat (Maja) Malaimal, Secretary of the Board / Chief Operations Officer

“Hi, I’m Maja. I’m a Bangkokian with a passion for nerdy stuff. I like animals, but having grown up in the city, I’m not quite sure how to handle them and would like to help the younger generation of city-dwellers understand the right way to love animals.”

Heidi McLeish, Education and Outreach

“I graduated (too many moons ago!) from University College London, with a degree in the History, Philosophy and Sociology of Science. I’ve always had an interest in Natural History and, as a teacher, have particularly enjoyed sharing this sense of awe in the natural world with my young students. I am currently taking a mini-break from full-time teaching to further pursue interests in wildlife/environmental conservation.”

Napas (Nap) Somsawad, Education & Outreach Coordinator / Creative

“I recently graduated from Mahidol University International College with a degree of Biological Sciences to pursue my passion on animals, but arts are also the thing I can never leave. It is a great opportunity and experience here to sync two of the things I love and use them to create some positive impacts, pushing it for the better-beings of wildlife.”

Laura Sharp, Intern

“Hi I’m Laura. I’m currently on internship placement with Love Wildlife as part of my university employment placement. I am in my third year studying Wildlife Ecology and Conservation Science at the University of the West of England. I am particularly interested in entomology, science communication and education, and nature photography and journalism.”

Po-Tsao (Bruce) Chen, Volunteer

“I was blessed with the opportunities to enjoy this world’s biodiversity. I do not want it to end here. It would be a shame if there is nothing left for the next generations to see.”

Maria Kalita, Volunteer

“I am a certified vet doctor who now works in different field but never lost my childhood love to animals and sea.  My basic help during the low (not whales) season is public media but the real job starts from August- December when 2-3 times a month I go to the sea with a group of our guests to tell about whales behavior and how to watch them to make happy and raise awareness about endangered animal species.”

Wongsakron (Yu) Duangpayap, Animal Care / Vet Nurse

“I’ve been working with Love Wildlife Foundation since 2015 as a vet nurse who takes care of slow loris health and welfare in slow loris conservation program. I am grateful to be a part of this project, improving the wellbeing of animals, as well as advising people and students in a conservation field. The thing I am most proud of is to dedicate all the knowledge I have to help animals”