Authors and Advisors

Joe Hupp: 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.

Jason Juchems: An intermediate school educator, Jason is a graduate of Saint Xavier University and Bradley University. He has also 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. He has kept reptiles and amphibians for several years and has over 10 years of experience working with poison dart frogs. Jason was a 2013 Reptile Report Nominee for Amphibian Breeder of the Year. His personal site is

Justin Reeise: 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. His personal site is Relic Reptiles.