Team Bobby comprises of passionate people from all walks of life. Teachers, artists, corporate managers, researchers, wildlife wardens, enthusiasts….people who have a zeal for tiger and wildlife conservation, and a concern for our children and their future.
Dr. Vilas Padhye
Vilas belongs to the Maharashtra Education Service of the state government and is presently Associate Professor and Head, Postgraduate Department of Psychology, Govt. Rajaram College, Kolhapur. An eminent academician and researcher, he has been closely associated with student empowerment initiatives for over two decades now. An avid nature lover, his wanderlust has taken him to many forests in the country, and he has been volunteering for the annual tiger census since his student days. A man of many pursuits and passions, this project is his brainchild.
Niyal Parmar, Prateek Solanki, Neeta Rawalji (CG Generalists)
Three talented and enterprising youngsters came together to start an animation studio in 2013. Based in Navi Mumbai, the quality of their work drew international attention and soon they are became official partners of Blender Foundation, Netherlands. Working in open source software, their work is driven by passion and guided by ethics. The entire production effort including character design, animation, lighting, editing and the like goes to their credit.
Ecotrooper Creations was set up with the aim of creating audiovisual content that carries a message of conservation – nature, wildlife, environment conservation. The present Managing Director Alka Padhye is a computer science graduate who went on to pursue her interest in Indian classical music. Apart from a bachelor’s and master’s degree in music, she has the coveted Visharad and Alankar certificates to her credit.
Dr. Sameer Sahastrabuddhe
Sameer is Senior Project Research Scientist at IIT Mumbai with a Ph.D. in visual design for e-learning. The expanse of his knowledge and skills in animation and film making is outstanding. He has conducted MOOC (Massive Open Online Courses) in animation at IIT Mumbai and has a pan-India following of students. An artist par excellence, his insights at every stage of this project have been invaluable.
Parimal has twenty years of professional experience in the field of banking and finance. He has served in various capacities in leading financial institutions like ICICI Bank and Reliance Capital, and is presently Vice-president at Capital First. He is an engineer by education, a sportsperson in spirit, an NCC cadet-officer by training, and a nature enthusiast at heart. He has volunteered for the annual tiger census on many occasions and is passionate about tiger and wildlife conservation.
Avlok is currently associated with 3i Infotech Ltd in the position of Manager – Corporate HR. He’s an avid reader, and an ardent dog lover. A passionate biker, he has traversed the Himalayas on his Royal Enfield and keenly pursues this hobby. His interest in wildlife and tiger conservation was ignited when he participated in a tiger census in his college days. An adventure activity then, it has now blossomed into an enduring love affair!