Anthony Pierlioni

Anthony is the Assistant Director of theTurtleRoom, overseeing all video and audio media production, co-hosting The Pondcast with John, and providing support to the Director. He also authors a portion of the educational resources for the site and works with other organizations (AZA and TSA) and privately to develop quality, detailed captive breeding programs of carefully selected turtle and tortoise specimens in an effort to meet theTurtleRoom's conservation goals. Anthony is a social worker who helps people by day and turtles every minute he's not at work. He has a B.A. in Art from Rhode Island College and uses art therapy with his clients often. Anthony currently works most with Red Ear Slider Morphs (T.s.elegans), Spider Tortoises (Pyxis arachnoides arachnoides), and 3-Stripe Mud Turtles (Kinosternon baurii), Blanding's Turtles (Emydoidea blandingii), Pacific Pond Turtles (Actinemys marmorata), Spotted Turtles (Clemmys guttata), European Pond Turtles (Emys orbicularis), as well as a few other species, including a group project with Steve breeding the Black-Breasted Leaf Turtle (Geoemyda spengleri). His group of P. a. arachnoides are listed in the AZA Species Survival Plan for the species, and the combined G. spengleri project with Steve is also AZA SSP listed. Anthony is a member of the Turtle Survival Alliance, Turtle & Tortoise Preservation Group, and New England Herpetological Society as well as,, and where he can be found as Anthony P. You can contact him at [email protected]. For more about Anthony, head to his bio page.

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Turtley Devoted, Episode 35

Switching Roles

What could be more fun than listening to Shannon complain about her medical woes? Anthony complaining about having to hold the household together during that time, that’s what. As if he wasn’t busy enough already with work, travel, presentations, and with the warm days of spring approaching fast and animals waking up and needing attention, Anthony must figure out how to juggle it all. As …

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Turtley Devoted, Episode 34

Love Languages

Shannon and Anthony talk about language. Luckily they only briefly talk about Italian and Spanish, something they are not well versed in. Instead they tackle their love languages, which are very different and play into how they navigate the hurdles in their life together. Tune in to hear how opposites attract and how turtles fit into all of this.

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Turtley Devoted, Episode 33

The Christmas Episode

Oh boy. They didn’t even call it a holiday episode. Not cool. Either way, you should check it out, because they talk about Shannon’s best Christmas gift she’s ever received, which was given to her by one of Anthony’s turtle friends. Is that even possible? Man, they’ve come a long way. This is proof that there is a chance for everyone. That is, unless your …

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Turtley Devoted, Episode 32

Like, We're Not Vibing and Jiving

Big surprise, Shannon has been feeling distant from Anthony lately. Perhaps even less surprising is the fact that Anthony hasn’t noticed. Perhaps the fact that Anthony will travel for work soon is the reason for the disconnect. Or maybe it has to do with Anthony going rogue and recording a rambling, poor excuse for a podcast episode while driving last month that is likely to …

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Turtley Devoted, Episode 31

No, You Take It

It’s a tale as old as time. He makes her a custom laundry and gift wrapping room, and she says, “no, use it for your nerdy turtle ventures.” Both feel a certain way as they battle it out to decide who is actually being nice and who is or isn’t willing to accept what is most likely a nice gesture. It’s okay if this confuses …

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Turtley Devoted, Episode 30

First Lady of theTurtleRoom

Behind every great man is a great woman. That’s certainly true with our guest today, Lisa Enders. Lisa is the wife of theTurtleRoom’s Founder and President, Steve Enders, or as she calls him, Stephen. In the episode, Anthony is on his own as he tries to live up to the standard Shannon has set for solo missions. The good news is, Lisa and Anthony are …

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