Chris Daniel is the Chief Operational Officer for the Foundation. Being a fourth generation South African from a farming background, developed a love for nature and the outdoors from a young age. It was at this time that he decided that he was to become a game ranger and after completing his Zoology Honour’s Degree, this is exactly what he did.
His passion and dedication found him moving up the ranks in the Game Lodge industry, attaining a General Manager position in four different lodges. With a passion for nature and a clear understanding of animal behaviour, he longed to pass this knowledge onto his own children and the children of the world.
Helena has been an instrumental part of Autotec Foundation since conception. With a background in administration, IT and web development together with graphic design, Helena's knowledge has been extremely valuable to the organization. Add several years of experience as a building project manager, her tenacity and the day to day project challenges of a foundation was completely manageable.
Is the youngest and most enthusiastic team member of the foundation! She has background knowledge in Hospitality Management and Culinary Arts. She has volunteered her time over the years at the SPCA and PAWS foundation for a couple of years, and several other causes close to her heart. She is currently studying Front End Web Development as well as Content Marketing whilst working for Jeannine Ferreira on several web enterprises. A true assist to the team.
Keli comes with a marketing background from both the pharmaceutical and motor industry trades. As a founding member of Hoedspruit Paws, she has always had a love for the environment, nature and personal development. She manages the marketing and communications for several of Jeannine Ferreira's enterprises.
This professional development positioned me to become an entrepreneur and translate a burgeoning idea into a socially inclusive product and business. I now have a practical mechanism that gives concrete expression to my passion for the environment and social upliftment.
Liz has been part of an international programme that supports environmental learning in schools. She ran this programme in the rural areas on the borders of the Kruger National Park. Liz has assisted the training of both Educators and Subject Advisors with accredited training courses that support environmental content knowledge in the curriculum. In addition to this, Liz is involved at the South African Wildlife College lecturing in Environmental Education.
Her passion is to see young people experience nature and get actively involved in caring for it and it’s through this that herself and a colleague started ANTs 4 Africa (Adventure Nature Trails). ANTs 4 Africa runs camps for young people, teaching them bush skills, outdoor adventure and leadership development with an emphasis on having fun while learning in an outdoor classroom.
Zuzette de Beer
Zuzette has managed an Environmental Education centre in Kwa-Zulu Natal, run interpretive trails in various provinces, and was the provincial manager for an International Environmental Education Programme. She has facilitated the training of Educators and Subject Advisors in accredited courses and is involved in lecturing Environmental Education at the South African Wildlife College.
Zuzette and a Liz Lambert established ANTZ 4 Africa in 2007 in order to get learners out the classroom and into the bush, helping Educators to make lessons more hands-on and practical.