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About This Savannah Cat Site And The People NOT Hiding From You

It's always interesting to see the people behind a site and whether they're brave enough to come forth and show themselves. You're in luck!

The people in this case who are NOT hiding are: Donald Coggan, Engineer and Internet Business Consultant and Darlene Varaleau, Attorney and Sensible Development Activist.

Are they experts/owners of Savannah cats? Well no, but they are passionate about the breed and solid researchers and writers. You can count 100% on the quality of what you find on this site.

Donald Coggan, Engineer

Donald Coggan, Engineer

Donald Coggan graduated in Electrical Engineering from McGill University. He is a registered professional engineer in Quebec and Ontario.

Since 1996, Coggan has been an Internet Business Consultant helping people and small businesses work effectively on the Web.

He is a Site Build It! Certified Webmaster and Consultant and has worked on nearly 200 Internet sites since becoming involved with the Internet.

In a previous career, Coggan worked in engineering management dealing with computerized automation systems mostly in the construction industry. He has authored over 100 books, technical papers and magazine articles.

A former owner of both cats and dogs, Coggan's goal in developing this website is to offer people the most reliable and trustworthy information possible about buying and owning Savannah cats.

To reach Donald Coggan for any reason, please use the contact page.

Darlene Varaleau, Attorney

Darlene Varaleau, Attorney

Darlene Varaleau graduated with degrees from both the Faculty of Law and the Rotman School of Management of the University of Toronto.

She joined the Rotman Alumni Board in 2000 and was an active member for six years. She is a lawyer and business person by profession.

Varaleau has over 25 years of experience as an organization development and change leadership specialist:

  • Architect and project leader of the "Repair Our Air-Fleet Challenge" which has engaged over sixty enterprises in a business-to-business competition to improve fuel efficiency and reduce greenhouse gas emissions
  • Completion of Project Management "best practices" research for the Management Board of the Ontario Government
  • Design and implementation of a communications and public involvement program for major oil development projects

Darlene fell in love with Savannahs when a friend spoke with such delight of her new cat "Dancer." Following a dinner one evening, she couldn't stop playing with Dancer who was convinced she was a giant mouse that must be hunted down.

The intensity and precision of the hunt was unlike anything Darlene had seen in other cats and yet Dancer was also affectionate and greeted everyone at the door.

This experience led to her developing this website. In 2013, she turned it over to Coggan so she could focus on her offline activities.

To reach Darlene Varaleau for any reason, please use the contact page.