A Little About Me

I have been working with diamondback terrapins since 1998. Turtles have been a passion of mine since I was a kid in the 80’s. I have been very fortunate to have worked with over 30 species of turtles and diamondback terrapins are by far my favorite. They have so much more personality than any other turtle I have worked with. They seem to have just about no fear of humans and rush to see you as soon as you enter the room.

In 1998 I shifted nearly all of my focus on to diamondback terrapins. While I am blessed to breed these wonderful turtle I am still just a hobbyist. I breed all of my turtles out of my house. I don’t have hundreds of turtles in fact truly the opposite I have a very manageable size group.

I have performed speaking engagements at local California Turtle and Tortoise Club chapters, reptile shows, public schools and other educational events. Beside breeding diamondback terrapins I am also passionate about educating people about this incredible turtle. Many of my diamondback terrapins have made their way into museums, education centers and zoos around the world.