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Jessica McKelson

Raw Wildlife Encounters (RAW) founder and CEO, Jessica McKelson developed her leading edge eco-tourism model from spending six months in Sumatra, Indonesia, after becoming the youngest Australian to be awarded the International Specialised Skills Institute (ISSI) Fellowship in 2006, awarded by the Pratt Foundation.

Amy Robbins

Amy is head of Primates at Auckland Zoo and has worked with primates and a wide variety of other species for 17 years. She has travelled extensively, working with primates in Africa and Asia and has led Raw tours since 2013, making her the most experienced wildlife leader on the team!

Brooke Squires

Brooke Squires has worked in zoos, national parks and conservation areas around the world. These days, she divides her time between her beloved rhinos at Werribee Open Range Zoo, Victoria, where she is a rhino keeper, and the International Conservation Partnerships for Zoos Victoria.

Lauren Booth

Lauren is Team Leader of Carnivores at Auckland zoo where she has developed a deep passion for conservation. She has travelled extensively overseas for conservation based work including to Taplejung, Nepal with Red Panda Network and also to Cheetah Outreach in South Africa.

Paul Bailey

Paul enjoys adventure travel and loves the more challenging treks! Working for Zoos South Australia highlighted the devastation of South East Asian habitat. This has led Paul to become active in various environmental organisations and advocate positive actions to prevent further damage. He is also a life member of Free the Bears and RSPCA, amongst others.

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