Experience: This mastermind behind DFW Reptarium fell in love with the local wildlife when he moved to Texas at age 10, and it never stopped. He has spent a lifetime perfecting the captive care and husbandry of reptiles. He’s also spent 20+ years as a specialized construction contractor, expertise he applies to building beautiful, custom enclosures for reptiles and amphibians. These mostly self-maintained setups have led to great success breeding Emerald Tree Boas, Sidewinder Rattlesnakes, a plethora of Day Geckos, Leaf-Tail Geckos, and Crested Geckos. He also maintains a large collection of venomous snakes.
Favorite Animal: The Beast, our in-store Tokay Gecko, has been with David for well over a decade. Despite being ornery enough to live up to his name now and again, he is very loved.
Fun Fact: He’s both English and a father of 6 reptile enthusiasts.
Experience: Like many of our young customers, his reptile experience started in grade school. He found a snake at recess, hid it in his backpack, and snuck it home. It started a lifetime of reptile work that expanded to include venomous this year. He loves the employees working with the animals in the store.
Favorite Animal: It’s a three-way tie between Whisper (our resident crocodile monitor), Atheris Hispida, and Ahaetulla Prasina for their distinctive and stand-out beauty.
Fun Fact: He can (probably) beat you at golf.
Experience: After starting his love of reptiles with dinosaurs as a little kid, he has gained six years of professional experience. He has kept all kinds of animals from venomous snakes to monitors. He has also bred Emerald Tree Boas, Brazilian Rainbow Boas, Tokay Geckos, Blue Tongues, Carpet Chameleons, and Tarantulas. He loves being able to do something positive for a range of animals that are so commonly mistreated.
Favorite Animal: Whisper, our resident crocodile monitor, is his favorite. It’s because he cared for her since she arrived, dieted her to a healthy weight, and considers her to be the smartest lizard ever.
Fun Fact: He plays a lot of basketball in his spare time.
ANIMAL CARE SUPERVISOR
Experience: Her interest started with nature documentaries and friends owning reptiles. She now owns her own growing collection with a Jungle Carpet Python, Ball Python, Rat Snake, and 2 Crested Geckos. She loves helping people choose the right pet for themselves.
Favorite Animal: Crested Geckos are her favorite for their color variety and engaging personalities.
Fun Fact: She used to play video games competitively.