As a Development Manager for the Cheetah Conservation Fund (CCF), Justin works with a team of volunteers and donors through educational outreach, fundraisers, and events to support CCF’s mission to conserve cheetahs in their home range. Justin’s career has focused heavily on the intersection of in situ and ex situ conservation efforts. Working in support of the Sand Tiger Shark Working Group he evaluated the environmental factors influencing ex situ reproduction of Sand Tiger Sharks as a Field Biologist with South East Zoo Alliance for Reproduction and Conservation. Additionally, he held conservation internship and fellowship positions with the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens, and White Oak Conservation, where he supported in situ and ex situ conservation efforts through population management planning and grant writing. Justin started his career in the zoological field after spending his childhood frequenting local zoos, aquariums and national parks around the San Francisco Bay Area. Today he enjoys offering mentoring to early career zoo professionals. Justin received his B.S. at Sonoma State University in Biology and an M.Sc. in Wild Animal Biology from the Royal Veterinary College.