Photo: Suvi Elo
Hi, I’m Jonna Wood
nature &wildlife PhotographeR Storyteller
PASSIONATE ABOUT CREATING A KINDER, GREENER AND MORE PEACEFUL PLANET FOR ALL BEINGS
I’m currently exploring the nature and wildlife photography scene in Finland, which is very different from my nature photography roots that sprouted in Mauritius and grew deeper in Florida, USA.
My day job and an other passion is in business and marketing development in nature based travel industry. I’ve always been a conscious traveler my self, and I believe in the world changing power of ecotourism and responsible travel.
I freelance as a one woman photography, marketing and responsible business development team; helping people, businesses and organizations with planet positive initiatives. I’m also available for speaking and panelist engagements.
Growing up I dreamed of being a biologist and saving whales. As I got older I gathered that it’s the multinational big corporations that truly have the chance at changing the world, so I studied business and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in international business management and marketing.
Little did I know, that years later I’d do studies in Conservation Biology in the University of Mauritius and help with whale and dolphin conservation by doing social media and photography for a non profit. I’m also a University of Florida certified Florida Master Naturalist and a Professional Photography graduate from New York Institute of Photography.
I’ve lived on three continents, dipped my toes in all the oceans and been boiled in an unimaginable amount of life’s challenges. But my love and passion for connecting and inspiring others to connect with nature in order to conserve her, remains constant.
Suomen Luonnonvalokuvaajat /Finnish Nature Photographer’s association : Puheenjohtaja, Eettinen Toimikunta – Chair of the ethics board 2023-
Suomen luonnonsuojeluliitto/Finnish association for nature conservation: Member of the executive board in turku 2018-2019
Sierra Club USA: Media & communications chair and executive commitee member of local florida chapter 2015-2018
Mauritius marine conservation society: Marketing and research assistant 2010
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What people say:
“Jonna was truly a multi talent and easy to work with. She took responsibility of our store’s Instagram account and managed it, created quality content and interacted with people on Instagram and also in store, where she welcomed Instagram followers and created sales! Full of ideas and eager to start creating campaigns. Jonna also did content creation for our blog and wrote useful tips and inspirational stories for our customers and followers delight. On top of all this, she is also great photographer and not only used own photos on Instagram and blog, but we also bought high quality images for our general marketing use. Thank you Jonna!”
Jussi Verkkonen, Content Manager @ Partioaitta
“We have been very impressed with the professionalisms, creativity and efficiency with which Jonna gets things done. She is a reliable partner to work with. Jonna is a conscientious and a fun person to work with. Her positivity is contagious and her passion admirable. We truly recommend Jonna, every chance we get”
Jody Hetchka, General Manager @Kayak Amelia FL
“Our web design, photography and Social Media Strategy has surpassed our expectations because of Jonna’s expertise and artistic abilities. Jonna took our vision to another level and we’re thankful she’s in our corner. On top of delivering wonderful products Jonna’s fun to work with! We recommend Jonna every chance we get.”
Todd Roath, Managing Partner @ Forklift Express Atlanta GA
“Our Sierra Club group has benefitted tremendously of the Social Media and Design help provided by Jonna. Not only have we grown our member base since we started working with Jonna, but we have also been able to instigate actual change in the community. Jonna spearheaded a Sierra Club Social Media video campaign. She built the concept, shot and edited the video, created the Facebook ad campaign, managed the active campaign for best results and reported about the results and analytics in the end. The reach and engagement of this campaign were wonderful and we were able to see the results and ROI as we together contributed to actual environmental change in the community. I have truly enjoyed working with Jonna, she is a conscientious and genuine person who gets very excited about helping others and making the world a better place.”
Julie Ferreira, Chair @ Sierra Club Nassau County Group
“I had been impressed by the results Jonna had got on a local Facebook campaign and wanted to work with her on my election campaign. Jonna built my digital presence from group up, compared to the other candidates I started with zero social media presence. Personally I’m not a big Social Media person but I was able to trust Jonna to listen and understand my point of view and how to create visibility that was in line with who I am. Together we created something that I was not only comfortable with but very excited about. The cooperation was effortless and I was able to see the advantages and results of our project ; In fact with Jonna’s help I won the election. I would recommend Jonna in a heartbeat.”
Chip Ross, City Commissioner @ Fernandina Beach FL