I've had a deep passion for animals and nature, since I was a little kid. I grew up watching animal documentaries, The Crocodile Hunter, and spent a lot of time outdoors hunting, fishing, and camping. I was raised to respect all wildlife and never kill what you're not going to eat. I got into the reptile hobby back in 2017 after I got my first snake, a Brazilian Rainbow Boa named Jackie. I've been hooked ever since, with a specific passion for snakes and large lizards. I've worked for the HERPShop since before we opened. I love the fact that I can learn something new every day and work with the animals I'm so invested in.