Jeremia was born in the far northern reaches of Namibia in a region known as Owambo land. As a young boy, his daily chores were herding cattle and goats, cultivating millet crops and collecting water and firewood. His early schooling was beneath the shade of a Jackalberry tree. During school holidays he would visit his father who worked at the Ministry of Environment and Tourism in Etosha National Park. It was here that he saw a pride of lions and congregations of animals at a waterhole for the first time. This was where he fostered his interest in the wilderness.
After completing his schooling, his fascination with the natural world was affirmed when he was introduced to Dr Peter Morkel, the renowned rhino veterinarian. He started working as a veterinary assistant to Dr Morkel, before expanding his experience elsewhere. He met up with Dr Morkel some years later and assisted him with game capture operations in South Africa and Botswana. In 1998 he returned to Namibia to work as a veterinary assistant and game capture supervisor. In the year 2000, he enrolled in a hotel management training program and subsequently took on a job as a safari guide.
In 2008 Jeremia joined the Wilderness Safaris team as an Explorations Guide whereupon he started to lead safaris throughout Namibia. He is fascinated by geology, fauna, flora and ornithology and is passionate about sharing his knowledge with those fortunate enough to travel with him. He also enjoys introducing people to the culture and history of Namibia. When he is not guiding, Jeremia can be found at home with his wife or participating in a game of soccer, one of his favourite pastimes.