This conversation stemmed from a development briefly mentioned on the last show – their six year old daughter brought Anthony a note written on the back of a receipt, which reads “I love your tertle’s.” While on the surface this might seem like a joyous thing, Anthony couldn’t help but think that it had negative connotations, as well. How does being often times consumed by this way of life consume our children, and how do gender-specific pressures we place on young people affect their confidence and self image as they struggle to find themselves. Pretty deep. In no way do we think we have the answers, but we discuss what we think play into these issues.
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.