Shannon is flying solo in this episode with her new friend Dominique DiFalco of the Modern Medusa Podcast. Her show highlights females in herpetoculture and herpetology, a desperately needed viewpoint that we are thrilled to see represented more through her work. Dominique is just cool, and that shines through in this episode. As the Pierlioni girls would say “I don’t need no man,” and in this episode, we fittingly take Anthony out of the equation. In all seriousness, it’s all love between us and we are happy to support each other in making reptile related discussions also be about the interpersonal relationships developed along the way. As Anthony likes to say, “come for the reptiles, stay for the people.”
Anthony was the "Best of 2017" Editor's Choice for "Chelonia Personality of the Year" by The Reptile Report. As the Senior Director of theTurtleRoom, Anthony oversees educational efforts, including video and audio media production, like The Pondcast. Anthony has also written a book on the Geoemyda genus, published by Living Art Publishing as part of their “Turtles of the World” series, and several articles in magazines such as including REPTILES, The BATAGUR, Testudo (Italian), and RADIATA (German). Anthony has a B.A. from Rhode Island College and works in management for VCA Animal Hospitals. He lives in the Northeast with his wife, Shannon, and daughters, Cambria and Maddalena. He and his family are often on the move, giving turtle presentations at schools, nature and science centers, herpetological societies and conferences.