Kat Pirelli holds a degree in Exotic Animal Behavioral Management and Training and has extensive experience working with both exotic and domestic animals in various countries.

She has a successful track record in her profession of maintaining the well-being and safety of exotic animals in various captive environments, including the set-up of quarantine facilities, conducting nutritional evaluations, and implementing behavioral enrichment programs.

She began her career working as a professional animal trainer in both the film industry and the Los Angeles Zoo, which included the orchestration, set-up and maintenance of animal departments. Her work has extended to other countries such as Malta, Australia, Canada, Africa, Morocco, Mexico, Spain and Borneo. Her expert knowledge of the complex process and logistics required for safe transportation of animals has made her a well sought-after international resource.

She is also certified in a variety of medical disciplines that cover the safety, health, and care of animals, as well as humans. She stays educated and informed by attending annual industry conferences and workshops about sustainability and the environmental impact of agriculture abroad.

Borneo Wildlife Preservation was created by Ms. Pirelli’s passion, drive, and commitment to protecting wildlife and her belief in education and awareness for a creating a sustainable future of our planet. She also is an advocate for plant-based diets and strongly advocates the necessity for change to stop animal cruelty, the needless pain and suffering brought to sentient beings of all species, and the environmental impact brought on by Livestock Production and Factory Farming.

Interview with Founder

Katerina Pirelli

President/Founder, Borneo Wildlife Preservation

Jennifer Nicholson is an accomplished actress, fashion designer and animal advocate.  Jennifer provides support to our organization, helping to connect our charity with celebrity supporters to help raise international awareness for Borneo.

Jennifer Nicholson

Board Member / Associate Director

DJ Weaver, LMFT, LNHA is the Administrator for Lakeview Terrace Post-Acute Hospital, in California. He is a seminar & Workshop Leader, a certified Energetic Healer, Child Education Advocate & Animal Advocate, and most proudly; a Board Member of the Borneo Wildlife Preservation. DJ has a Masters degree in Business and Administration as well as Counseling and Psychology and facilitates BWP’s fundraising and speaking events in the US.

David Weaver

Board Member/Secretary

Julia Riva holds a degree in philology, she is a creative financial advisor and avid Elephant lover. She is a multilingual Russia- born, Italian citizen.

Julia Riva

Team Member / Development Coordinator

Marcel Peters has worked with animals for decades. Originally working in South Africa,  he is an accomplished and influential elephant expert.  Presently while not only working with Borneo Wildlife Preservation he also is HSH Princess Stephanie of Monaco’s right-hand man caring for her rescued elephant at her compound above Monaco.  Marcel is well known in the industry and has expertise with a wide range of animals and has worked with them in various capacities such as entertainment, rescue, relocation and rehabilitation.  People from all over the world contact him asking for his advice or opinion with various exotic animal issues.

Interview with Marcel Peters, Princess Stephanie’s elephant trainer

Marcel Peters

Project Advisor / Elephant Trainer

Patrick Zucchetta holds an engineering degree in electronics and has 30+ years of extensive experience in company management for high-tech activities around professional and cinematographic image and sound.

Over the past 10 years, Patrick facilitated the migration of theaters to the digital-cinema generation with the successful conversion of more than 20,000 theaters all over Europe.  Patrick also participates on the Board of several companies, bringing his experience and expertise in fields such as technology, intellectual property and business development to businesses in North America, Latin America and Europe.

On a personal level, Patrick pursues a natural, plant-based, organic lifestyle and is an unwavering animal advocate.

Patrick Zucchetta

Board Member / Treasurer

Rachel Bradley runs Seven Twenty, an adventure sports production company based in Chamonix, France.  Prior to relocating to France in 2012, Rachel lived in the UK where she studied Biological Science (BSc) specializing in primate anthropology and documentary film making (Dip), she was a volunteer at London Zoo working mainly in the primate enclosure and in 2009 traveled to Uganda to study and habituate golden monkeys.

This is her first wildlife conservation film but with a strong background in commercial video production and a passion for wildlife conservation she hopes to inspire others to make simple, easy changes for the health of our planet and be inspired to travel thoughtfully and support less fortunate countries.

Rachel Bradley

Team Member / Marketing Manager

Sabrina has a love for animals and conservation of the environment. She studied international marketing and media.
She is the manager of other successful social media accounts and an award winning photographer. Her goal is to involve people in our foundation through education.

Sabrina Czibor

Team Member / Social Media Manager

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Augustine Tugga

Director, Sabah Wildlife Department

Josephine Maluda

Administrator and Finance Manager, Borneo Conservation Trust

Datuk Dr. Laurentius Ambu, Phd Fcam

Honorary Secretary and Acting President, Borneo Conservation Trust - Former Director of Sabah Wildlife Department

Jimmy Omar

Coordinador of Environmental Education, Borneo Conservation Trust

Borneo Wildlife Preservation