MEET THE TEAM
Founder and Ground Team leader
Tom is a former member of the British armed forces having served 18 years in countless combat zones around the world. His passion for animals comes from them helping him through various traumas throughout his life, including PTSD from his military service. These relationships inspired Tom to create Breaking the Chains International and to save as many animals as possible around the world.
Director of Ground Operations and Ground Team Second in Command
Gaz served 23 years in the British Army in combat zones around the world, along with 10 years in maritime security and anti-piracy. Gaz initially joined Breaking the Chains out of his friendship and loyalty to Tom and stayed after falling in love with Tom’s vision of saving animals. Gaz’s time with Breaking the Chains has developed his drive for saving as many animals as possible.
Chief Financial Officer and Ground Team Specialist Driver
TJ served in the British Army for six years and upon leaving the military, he spent 20 years as a vital member of a major haulage and logistic company transporting and controlling the movement of supplies around the world. He joined B.T.C. because he had personal history with Ukraine and wanted to help, but he stayed after witnessing the extraction of Bolik the bear, because in that moment Bolik was freed into his large natural sanctuary and he knew this is what he wanted to do with the rest of his life.
Growing up in the countryside, Lily is happiest when surrounded by nature. Her empathy and caring nature reflects when she is around animals. She has a particular soft spot for bull breed dogs, advocating they are not dangerous animals. As Tom’s executive assistant, Lily takes the burden of his administrative workload allowing him to operate on the ground.
Nadege has been an animal protection activist for a long time. She has helped many international rescues in their administrative and marketing management. She is teaming up with Breaking The Chains to help build partnerships and develop funding programs.
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