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

She has a successful track record and has proven her professional skills by maintaining the well being of exotic animals, in various captive environments, including: set up of quarantine facilities; conducting nutritional evaluations; and implementing behavioral enrichment programs

She began her career working as a professional animal handler in the film industry and the Los Angeles Zoo. This included the orchestration, set “up and maintenance, of animal departments. Her work has extended to countries such as Malta, Australia, Canada, Africa, Morocco, Mexico, New Zealand, Saipan and most recently, Borneo. Her knowledge of safe transportation of animals, and the complex process and logistics, qualifies her as an expert.

Additionally, she is 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 environmental impacts of agriculture abroad.

Katerina Pirelli


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

Russian born Italian citizen
Julia holds a degree in philology, she is a creative financial advisor and avid Elephant lover.  Multilingual.

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.   

Marcel Peters

Vice President / Elephant Trainer

Patrick Zucchetta holds an engineering degree in electronics. He has 30+ years of extensive experience in company management in high tech activities around professional and cinema image and sound.
Over the last 10 years, Patrick participate successfully to the migration of theaters to digital cinema generation with the successful equipment of more than 20,000 theaters all over Europe.

In addition, Patrick participate to the Board of several companies to bring his experience and expertise in field such as technology, intellectual property and business development.
Patrick is sharing his business life between North America, Latin America and Europe.

On a personal level, Patrick is putting personal emphasis on pursuing a natural plant based organic lifestyle and is a long term 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) specialising 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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Borneo Wildlife Preservation