Welcome! I’ve always been interested in reptiles. Growing up in central Florida, native reptiles were an everyday sight: brown and green anoles, bluetail skinks, alligators, gopher turtles, ringneck snakes, black racers, yellow ratsnakes — even venomous species on occasion, such as copperheads and coral snakes.
Love it or hate it, Floridians learn to coexist with reptiles because they are just so common here. They’re the main feature of several local attractions, including Gatorland and the St. Cloud Serpentarium. Visiting those places as a kid taught me to respect and appreciate reptiles.
I was still in middle school when I adopted my first pet snake. It was an unlikely choice: a wild-caught (as most captive snakes were, at the time) eastern hognose snake. I didn’t catch him myself; I bought him from a guy at a meeting of the local herpetological society. But I did have to catch wild toads for the hognose to eat, because he had no interest in mice.
Since then I’ve owned a wide variety of scaly critters, including ball pythons, corn snakes, pine snakes, kingsnakes, bearded dragons, leopard geckos, and crested geckos. I’ve also successfully rehabilitated several wild and pet reptiles. I now have over 15 years of experience caring for reptiles, and 6 years of breeding experience.
Ball pythons are currently the focus of my collection. I adopted my first ball python in 2002, and they quickly became my favorite snake species. In 2013, I began my first ball python breeding project, and since then my collection has steadily grown.
In 2019 I moved from Orlando to Titusville, and changed my name from Oak Ridge Reptiles to Space Coast Reptiles.
As a breeder, I take great pride in the health and well-being of my reptiles. I strive to breed responsibly, aiming for quality rather than quantity. As a result, I only produce a limited number of hatchlings per season. All of my ball pythons offered for sale are guaranteed to be healthy and feeding well.
Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions, or just want to chat about reptiles!