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Our Approach

We are a private publisher of books focusing on care and propagation of reptiles and amphibians. From the student, beginner keeper, to advanced hobbyist our books are designed to give a new point of view, the view of the hobbyist. Many care books are written by authors that have little experience in the care and propagation of reptiles and amphibians. Our guides are written with firsthand experience. Providing practical and relevant advice.

Our Story

 

Meet the Team

Jason Juchems

Author and Advisor

Graduate of Bradley University and Saint Xavier University, Jason works as a public school administrator. During undergradute,  Jason worked as a Keeper and Education Intern at Wildlife Prairie State Park in Peoria, Illinois. He has served as the 2005 and 2008 President of the Central Illinois Herpetological Society.

Jason was a speaker at 2012 American Frog Day in Chicago, IL and the 2014 National Amphibian Expo in Indianapolis, IN. Jason was a 2013 and 2014 Reptile Report Nominee for Amphibian Breeder of the Year. His personal site is Poisonfrogs.net.

Justin Reeise

Author and Advisor

Graduate of Bradley University, Justin is an environmental engineer. Maintaining a collection of geckos and pythons, Justin specializes in the breeding of leopard geckos and ball pythons. He spent several years on the board of the Central Illinois Herpetological Society. His personal site is Relic Reptiles.

Joe Hupp

Author and Adivisor

Owner of Australedonian Geckos, Joe is a professional reptile breeder based in Saint Louis, Missouri. He is a former zoo keeper and specializes in keeping and breeding geckos of Australia and New Caledonia.