Gabriella Gentil, Kyle Hickson


Gabriella Carolina Bunker Gentil and Kyle Christopher Hickson have been married Could 5 on the Lyford Cay Membership in Nassau, New Windfall, Bahamas. Keith Cartwright, archdeacon of the Diocese of the Bahamas and the Turks and Caicos Islands, officiated.

The bride, 28, and the groom, 31, are managers of the Faru Faru Lodge, a conservation and hospitality firm within the Grumeti Reserve, Serengeti, Tanzania.

The bride graduated from Georgetown and obtained an M.B.A. from the IE Enterprise College in Madrid. She can also be a member of Empowers Africa, a nonprofit group based mostly in New York that focuses on human empowerment and wildlife conservation. She has additionally been concerned with fund-raising for anti-poaching efforts and the translocation of rhinos from South Africa to Botswana.

She is the daughter of Elizabeth Christiansen Gentil and Fernando Bunker Gentil of Greenwich, Conn. The bride’s father retired as a companion in G5 Evercore Non-public Fairness, a agency in São Paulo, Brazil, and is at present a board member of each Taesa, an influence distribution firm in Brazil, and Alesat, a gas distribution firm there. Her mom, a former banker, is a trustee of Empowers Africa. She was a founding father of the Georgetown Scholarship Program, which helps first-generation college students. The bride is a great-granddaughter of the late Ellsworth Bunker, america ambassador to Argentina, Italy, Nepal and South Vietnam.

The groom obtained an undergraduate diploma in nature conservation from the Tswane College of Expertise in Pretoria, South Africa, the place he’s at present learning for a postgraduate diploma in conservation.

He’s a son of Catherine Ann Hickson of Westville, South Africa, and Graham Neville Hickson of Gauteng, South Africa. The groom’s father is a movie director and producer in Johannesburg, South Africa. He was first assistant director on each the 1995 documentary, “Cry, the Beloved Nation,” and the 2011 documentary “Black Butterflies.” The groom’s mom is a grasp sailor in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. She can also be a venture supervisor for South Africa Crusing, a sports activities federation and nationwide member authority beneath World Crusing. The groom is a stepson of Sandra de Witt. His stepmother retired as a artistic director with an promoting agency in Johannesburg.

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