Meet some of our amazing team members, who are all passionate about what they do.
Onçafari consists of an interdisciplinary team of biologists, veterinarians, field guides and even a former racing driver.
Did a digital marketing course where she learned to sell digital products through social media advertising and did small works as a Freelancer creating content for blogs with distinct niches. Her hobbies are playing piano, reading and cooking. She loves to travel, observe and capture landscapes. She found in Onçafari a great opportunity to contribute, even indirectly, to environment conservation.
Nowadays, she works at Onçafari with fauna monitoring using photographic traps, seeing this opportunity as a great and special professional achievement.
She was involved in research projects and actions for sustainable agriculture and that’s why, at the end of the graduation, enrolled in a master’s degree in ESALQ/USP with the objective of comprehending the use of microorganisms as an alternative for pesticides.
After this experience, her desire for working directly with biodiversity conservation has awakened. That’s why she decided to live near wildlife, to learn with masters of Cerrado, like maned wolves, and exchange lessons with those visiting the biome. With great satisfaction, she works as a bilingual guide and biologist in the base Trijunção, in Cerrado.
She works as field and research assistant, with focus on radio and camera trap monitoring, and tracking, and feels very accomplished for living in the heart of Cerrado working with Onçafari with large wild carnivores, especially jaguars.
Nowadays, Isabela works as a Biologist and bilingual Guide, achieving the goal of living in the heart of Cerrado monitoring Maned Wolves, contributing to biodiversity conservation and sharing with people all this love for nature.
Passionate about finding and taking photos of animals, watching their behaviors, she recently found a new passion: to share this love with others and make them fall in love with nature!
After years, she’s finally back in pantanal in 2023, where she works as a bilingual guide and Onçafari biologists, accomplished and very proud.
When she was a kid she studied in the school inside Fazenda São Francisco.
As a grown woman, she worked in several farms and inns in the region such as the Arara-Azul inn, the Treze inn, Triunfo inn, Fazenda Tarigara and Fazenda São Francisco. Her main job was as a cook, but also worked as maid and waitress.
In Reserva São Francisco she is responsible for the kitchen where she delights all with her wonderful seasoning and captivating mood.
He graduated in a course for basic sanitation focused on indigenous health and worked for a few years as a nursing technician in Perigara village.
On Reserva São Francisco, Vitor is responsible for the development and planting of bocaiuva and manduvi seedlings. Always willing to perform the most varied jobs, he works hard on all maintenance jobs given to him in the Reserve.
From an early age he learned with his parents how to work the land, planting and harvesting food such as rice, beans, manioc, corn and many others.
After that, Roberto worked for many years on Fazenda Santo André, today part of the RPPN of Sesc Pantanal, where he began working as a herdsman and learned how to work with tractors, gaining experience and mastery in working with all kinds of agricultural implement.
Today, in Reserva São Francisco, he works with a lot of dedication the job of tractor driver, cultivating the awe and admiration for wildlife he learned growing up.
Dundo worked for 8 years in the RPPN from Sesc Pantanal as part of the fire brigade, while also getting a rich experience with ecotourism, guiding tourists visiting the CPPN as well as giving logistic support to researchers working in the Reserve.
Nowadays, Dundo works in Reserva São Francisco in the field with extensive cattle ranching, and give his support for all kinds of maintenance jobs needed in the Reserve.
He worked as a machine operator during the fires of 2020 with DEPAN, containing the fire along the transpantaneira road.
Today, in Reserva São Francisco, Lourenço, better known as Marruco is the machine operator, responsible for the maintenance of all the road access in the Reserve. Reopening and maintaining roads, he allows both people and the local fauna to get around easier.
During this time he learned all sort of jobs imaginable in the area of agribusiness and mining, from administrative positions to field work. That’s how he became a manager who administer with mastery, and also performs the daily tasks around the propriety.
Today, Joacy is the main responsible for the day to day workings of Reserva São Francisco do Perigara, being a respected leader and admired by all.
He learned his day to day chores with his grandfather, Jose Dias, with whom he not only learned how to ride, but also how to deal with cattle: from breaking a wild horse, to lasso cattle on the field and conduct large herds for long distances throughout Pantanal.
He worked on the field in several farms of the Perigara region, such as Fazendo Campo Novo, Fazenda Tarigara and Fazenda São Francisco since 2011.
Since the acquisition of Reserva São Francisco by Onçafari, Wellington is the foreman, the main responsible for the cattle managed in the Reserve.
- Advisor to SOS Pantanal
- Advisor for the protection and conservation system of Serra do Amolar
- 16 years of experience in value Investing
- Founding partner and manager of Trilha Investimentos (2013–present)
- Founding partner of Pandhora Technologies (2016–present)
- Worked as Trainee in Skopos Resource Administrator (2007) and senior business analyst in DEC Investments (2003–2013)
- Licensed administrator by CVM and certified by CGA (ANBIMA)since March 2010
-Bachelor’s degree in Economics from FAAP (2007) majoring in Capital Markets USP/ Fipecafi (2008)
Currently he serves on the board of several nonprofit organizations. He also participates in many volunteer opportunities such as running with disabled athletes, including three NYC marathons, and building houses for underprivileged neighborhoods as well as in many environmental initiatives.
In his current role he also co-chairs several committees and forums in Latin America including the Environmental, Social and Governance Committee, Reputational Risk Committee and is also member of the Latin America Executive Committee.
Robert holds a bachelors degree in both finance and macro economics from the Faculdade Armando Alvares Penteado in São Paulo. He also completed the Security Industry and Financial Markets Association (SIFMA) three‐ year course at Wharton University.
Vast experience in banks treasury department area, worked as a trader for 2 foreign banks, Citi and Banco Santander, assisting corporate client’s close treasury operations such as: investing, hedging, loans, foreign exchange and trade finance.
15 years of experience as Finance Director/CFO (from 2001 to 2016) of large corporations: Huawei Technologies, ZTE Technologies and Mitsubishi/Suzuki Motors.
4 years of experience in the global wealth management area being a license advisor in Brazil and US.
Business Administrator, graduate of FAAP University of Brazil.
Holds 2 FINRA (Financial Industry Regulatory Authority) license certifications to work in the US securities industry: SIE (Securities Industry Essentials) and Series 7 (Registered Representative)
Hold an ANCORD (Brazilian FINRA like entity) license certification: AAI (Agente Autonomo de Investimentos) license to buy and sell securities in the Brazilian Financial Market.
Member of CREA-SP Conselho de Administração de São Paulo
Volunteer Fiscal Board Member since 2017 of Oncafari Project,