For years I have been motivated to enrich children’s lives in a simple, yet profound way—through interacting with snakes and other reptilian creatures. In 2009, I graduated from Malone University with a B. A. in biology. I have had the privilege of giving exhilarating hands-on reptile presentations to children at parties, churches, libraries and schools.

I believe that these reptilian presentations will be inspirational to your group, whether the show is used as party entertainment or as part of formal education. Not every child easily gleans knowledge and become excited about learning through textbooks. I was such a student. However, retention came more easily to me when my senses were filled with sights, sounds, and textures. Hands-on experiences are not only how many of us learn but also what excites, inspires, and stirs our hearts.

Professional Experience

Herpetoculturist Bred bearded dragons and corn snakes.

Accomplishments Include:
Brumating reptiles
Incubating eggs
Rearing young animals
Treating ailing lizards, snakes, frogs, and turtle
Performing necropsies

Animal Care, Malone University & Serpentarium Cared for Malone's turtles, tortoises, lizards, alligators, and snakes.

Accomplishments Include:
Animal husbandry
Facility upkeep
Research participant
Assisting in giving medical injections
Training in sex probing snakes

Dog Trainer and Care TakerWorked with fifteen dogs. The breeds ranged from a beagle to an American Bulldog.

Accomplishments Include:
Interacting with animal owners.
Obedience training
Agility training
4-H competition