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MozCause is a designated 501(c)(3) Public Charity based in Pensacola, Florida. All charitable contributions are tax-deductible. Please feel free to contact us regarding any questions you may have about our organization, our team, or our projects in rural Mozambique.

Todd Amacker
ToddAmacker@mozcause.org

Todd AmackerIn 2008, Todd Amacker graduated from the University of West Florida with a degree in Environmental Science and has been involved in Africa ever since. After being bit by the Africa bug following a trip to the continent in 2007, he took a post teaching at the Waterberg Academy, a private boarding school in Limpopo Province, South Africa. After 2 years of teaching English and Environmental Studies at the school, he wanted to do something out of the ordinary. Having spent a considerable amount of time traveling through Mozambique enjoying the nation's people and culture, he knew where his next project had to take place, and MozCause was born.

Troupe BrewerTroupe Brewer
TroupeBrewer@mozcause.org

Troupe is a Pensacola native and long time friend of MozCause founder, Todd Amacker. After obtaining a history degree from UNC, Chapel Hill, Troupe graduated from Samford University in Birmingham AL, where he received both a law degree (focusing on environmental law) and a master's of science in Environmental Management. Having travelled significantly throughout the world, including several trips to Africa, Troupe  is privy to many of the problems facing the developing world and looks for solutions to the legal and environmental challenges facing MozCause.

 

Greg Ruggiero
GregRuggiero@mozcause.org

Greg RuggieroGreg Ruggiero has a BS from the University of La Verne and a BA from the California Institute of the Arts and has worked as a Behavioral Ecologist and Teacher in the US, Africa and Asia. He started his journey in conservation and teaching as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Ghana from 2003-2005. Returning to Africa from 2008-2011, Greg then managed the 1.1 million hectare Limpopo Conservation area in Mozambique as well as teaching in the area’s schools. Greg is also a published author on African culture with firm roots in Mozambique, and will be moving there permanently to pursue the goals of MozCause and conservation in Banhine National Park as well as the Gorongosa Restoration Project.

 

Marissa BurkettMarissa Burkett
MarissaBurkett@mozcause.org

Born in Amelia Island, Florida, Marissa studied marketing at the University of North Florida. An internship for the UN World Food Programme in Rome, Italy instilled in her a passion for agriculture, the environment and economic development. Currently, Marissa is in the Americorps serving as the Agriculture Program Coordinator and Marketing Coordinator at TwispWorks, in Twisp, Washington. In her spare time, Marissa takes Chinese language classes, skis, hangs out with her dog, Camille, and sings and dances at the local theater.