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Eibleis Fanning Managing Director

Eibleis Fanning - Managing Director

Eibleis founded Frontier in 1989. She is a prime mover in the gap year sector, having extensive knowledge and experience of the provision of well structured project placements. Eibleis has a particular interest and expertise in running conservation projects, where she sees the manager's role as one of uniting local community groups with donor agencies. For over twenty years she has been developing and managing natural resource conservation projects in response to locally identified concerns throughout the world, from Borneo's rainforest to Madagascar's coral reefs.


Bobby Johal General Manager, USA

Bobby Johal - General Manager, USA

Bobby Johal graduated in Accounting from Loughborough University and joined Frontier in 1998.  Having managed the accounts, development, sales and operations departments, Bobby now works as UK general manager for the company.

With Frontier's operations being so varied, Bobby thrives on the new challenges and developments that each day brings.


David Fairley Head of Marketing

David Fairley - Head of Marketing

David’s background is in project management, web development and e-commerce.  With a lifelong passion for environmental and wildlife issues, he was delighted to join Frontier in March 2012 as Online Marketing Manager.

With the backing of a dedicated and talented team of marketing and journalism staff, David works to promote Frontier and to improve the company's international presence.


Ella Nodwell Online Content Editor

Ella Nodwell - Online Content Editor

I have always had a love for wildlife conservation, community development and everything involved with the natural environment. Before studying a degree in Wildlife Media, which whilst being focused on photography and filmmaking had a strong emphasis on conservation and animal science, I travelled extensively for 4 years across 4 continents.  Since finishing my degree I travelled to my 5th continent and worked on community development projects in Malawi; including building, medical, teaching, fashion and photography.  As the Online Content Editor at Frontier I combine my love of media with the rest of my passions, building up a fun and informative online presence


Elena Massari Volunteer Advisor

Elena Massari - Volunteer Advisor

“We ourselves feel that what we are doing is just a drop in the ocean. But the ocean would be less because of that missing drop.”


Originally from Italy, and with a degree in Education Science, Elena came to London in 2014, to find a job working for an international NGO.


Her first experience of volunteering was working with disadvantaged poor children, in Uruguay. This experience convinced her of the positive impact of NGO’s and the importance of volunteer activities.  After that she went in Tanzania and Uganda for two months and in Romania for five months to undertake incredibly important volunteer work.


Elena hopes to gain more skills and knowledge working as a volunteer advisor. Elena has a passion for helping others and she trylu believes that we can do our part to make the world a better place.
 


Jenna Griffiths Research and Operations Manager

Jenna Griffiths - Research and Operations Manager

I have always wanted to work in conservation, both on the research and operational side, so what better role than the trainee research and operations manager at Frontier, allowing me to also combine my passion for travel. Before starting at Frontier I worked for two years for a wildlife sanctuary in Peru, both in country and remotely, as their volunteer coordinator, whilst also working on the research aspect and building local partnerships. This project, like many others, cannot function without its dedicated volunteers. I have completed my MSc in wildlife biology at Edinburgh where I carried out my thesis in the remote highlands with the elusive Scottish wildcat.

I have travelled far and wide, through India, Sri Lanka, China, SE Asia, Australia, NZ and spent a year living in South America, but the list of countries I want to visit only grows. During my travels I worked on many research projects, from wombats and Tasmanian Devils in Australia, to rare and endangered species in the Amazon. I have experience of writing funding proposals, having obtained grants to further the conservation of Amazonian wildlife. I also have experience in the teaching and community sector, having taught English as a foreign language and in working with local communities in the Amazon to teach them about local wildlife and sustainability.

In my spare time I am developing my Spanish language skills and am a keen wildlife photographer.


Emily Morshuis Group Projects Coordinator

Emily Morshuis - Group Projects Coordinator

During my travels across the globe I have felt truly inspired by different cultures, the natural beauty and biodiversity that the countries had to offer. These experiences only added to my desire to understand the world around me better.

I recently completed my Masters degree in Ecology, Evolution and Conservation at Imperial College London, after graduating from Queen Mary University of London in 2013 with a degree in Zoology. Before uni I had the chance to work as a field assistant in the cloud forests of Honduras and conduct biodiversity surveys in the rainforests of Brunei, Borneo. Most recently, I had the chance to carry out the research component of my MSc in the the Daintree Rainforest in North Queensland, Australia, which was a challenging, albeit extremely rewarding experience which (along with the multitude of snakes, spiders and stinging trees) I won’t be forgetting anytime soon.

I believe my time at Frontier, firstly as a Project Coordinator Intern and now as the Group Projects Coordinator at present have given me a valuable insight into how an NGO runs overseas conservation and community development projects and manages volunteers during the pre-departure and in-country stages. I enjoy helping volunteers to make the most of their time away, and one of the most rewarding aspects of my role is hearing about all of the volunteers’ experiences on their projects all over the world.


Sarah Jessop Partner Projects Volunteer Coordinator

Sarah Jessop - Partner Projects Volunteer Coordinator

Sarah developed a love of travelling from a young age and loves being able to experience new countries and cultures. Before studying for her degree in Zoology and Masters in Animal behaviour she volunteered at a wildlife rehabilitation centre in South Africa where she developed her interest in wildlife conservation. She is passionate about making positive change and has always wanted to work for an N.G.O, so the opportunity to work at Frontier seemed like a no brainer!

In this role, Sarah is excited to be able to help provide others with a great and unique experience and to help them discover their passion for conservation be it with nature or communities.


Jayke Clayden Partner Projects Volunteer Coordinator

Jayke Clayden - Partner Projects Volunteer Coordinator

I’m a Bachelor of Arts International Studies graduate with a deep commitment to human rights, community development and sustainability and environment. I’ve worked within communities in Vietnam, Indonesia, Uganda, Philippines and also within Australia, where I come from. I have experience working within communities with low socio-economic and marginalised backgrounds, including children in care, people living with disabilities and people from sexually diverse and sex-work backgrounds. I also have a deep passion for travel and have travelled extensively through South East Asia and Africa.



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