I began my obsession with dart frogs after performing an internship at the National
Aquarium in Baltimore back in 1996. Shortly after that, I got my first frogs (dendrobates luecamelas). My collection grew
and grew until my wife and I had our first child in 2001. At this time I slowly reduced my collection down to a few tanks.
Sometime in 2006 we decided to begin expanding the collection again. Today it continues to grow. Now with three children the
frogs have become a family affair.
I Graduated from Frostburg State University in 1997 with a
major in Biology and minor in Chemistry. Since graduating I have been working in the biotech industry, primarily working on
the development and manufacture of vaccines.
I too have a Biology background
and worked as a veterinary technician for many years, working with a lot of reptiles as well as your typical dogs and cats.
I am currently staying at home with our three children and many animals. I am the business minded one that reels my husband
back in so our entire basement is not filled with frogs( just half). I believe in captive breeding and not removing frogs
from the wild! I am trying to make our business be as Eco-friendly as possible.