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Name: Matt Smallheer


Position: Operations Manager / Owner


Team Member Since: 2006

 
Reptiles / Amphibians Owned: Browse the store inventory. :)
Favorite Part of your job: Satisfying the needs of our customer base.  We offer a unique product and present it in a unique way.  I love the awe we create.
Personal Mission: To provide a top shelf customer experience.
Fun fact about me: I train 10th Planet Jiu Jitsu several times a week with my wife and kids.
Hobbies: Jiu Jitsu, Rotary International, Politics, Cast Iron Cooking, Camp Fires.

 

Name: Stephanie Smallheer


Position: General Manager / Owner


Team Member Since: 2006

 
Reptiles / Amphibians Owned:  Everything in the shop with a name. I only have 2 Praying Mantis at home.:)
Favorite Part of your job:  Selling a family their first reptile is always exciting. :)
Personal Mission:  To be able to teach and educate people on reptiles and indoor gardening.
Fun fact about me:  I am not a fan of snakes.
Hobbies: 10th Planet Jiu jitsu, gardening, spending time with my family, cooking, and outdoor activities.

 

Name: Eric Mueller


Position: Sales Associate


Team Member Since: 2011

 
Reptiles / Amphibians Owned:
  • Snakes
    • Ball Pythons - Python regius
    • Woma Pythons - Aspidites ramsayi
    • Wall Python – Ball x Woma Hybrid
    • Western Hognose - Heterodon nasicus nasicus
    • California Kingsnake - Lampropeltis getula californiae
  • Lizards
    • Argentine Red Tegu - Tupinambis rufescens
    • Mt. Meru Jackson’s Chameleons - Trioceros jacksonii merumontanus
    • Tokay Geckos - Gekko gecko
    • Sarasinorum Gecko - Correlophus sarasinorum
    • Gargoyle Geckos - Rhacodactylus auriculatus
    • Crested Geckos - Rhacodactylus ciliatus
    • Leopard Geckos - Eublepharis macularius
    • African Fat Tail Geckos - Hemitheconyx caudicinctus

 

  • Frogs
    • Salt Creek Strawberry Poison Dart Frogs - Oophaga pumilio
    • Golden Poison Dart Frogs - Phyllobates terribilis
    • Bumble Bee Poison Dart Frogs - Dendrobates leucomelas

 

  • Salamanders
    • Axolotl - Ambystoma mexicanum

 

  • Tarantulas
    • Chilean Rose - Grammostola rosea
    • Brazilian Black - Grammostola pulchra
    • Brazilian Salmon - Lasiodora parahybana
    • Honduran Curlyhair - Brachypelma albopilosum
    • Antilles Pinktoe - Avicularia versicolor
    • Pumpkin Patch - Hapalopus sp. Columbia Large

 

  • Roaches
    • Discoids - Blaberus discoidalis
    • Little Kenyan - Blaberidae sp. “Kenya”
    • Dubia - Blaptica dubia
    • Indian Domino - Therea petiveriana
    • Death’s Head - Blaberus craniifer
    • Central AmericanGiant Cave - Blaberus giganteus
    • Orange Head - Eublaberus prosticus
    • Wide Horn Hissing - Gromphadorhina oblongonota

 

  • Beetles
    • Dermestid – Dermestidae sp.
    • Mealworm - Tenebrio molitor
    • Superworm - Zophobas morio
    • Fiery Searcher - Calosoma scrutator
    • Blue Death Feigning - Asbolus verrucosus
    • Large Diving Beetle – Dytiscus sp.
    • Small Flat Diving Beetle - Acilius sp.
    • Giant Water Bug (Lesser) – Belostomatidae sp.
    • Giant Water Scavenger Beetle – Hydrophilidae sp.

 

  • Other Invertebrates
    • American Giant Millipede - Narceus americanus
    • Cherry Shrimp - Neocaridina davidi
    • Ghost Shrimp - Paleomonetes sp.
    • Water Scorpions – Ranatra sp.
Favorite Part of your job: My favorite part about working at the Tye-Dyed Iguana is creating naturalistic vivariums for all of the animals.
Personal Mission: To teach people about the animals and how to properly take care of them.
Fun fact about me: The first time I got onto a plane I flew to the other side of the world.
Hobbies: Building terrariums, herping, hiking, kayaking, fishing, snowboarding, and riding motorcycles.

 

Name: Bill Fox


Position: Invertabrate Care Taker / Aquatic Care Taker


Team Member Since: 2007

 
Reptiles / Amphibians Owned: 1 Male Sudanese Uromastyx
1 Five-lined Skink
2 American Toads
Multiple Dart Frogs
Milk Frogs
Kaiser Newts
Favorite Part of your job: I get to work with awesome reptiles, amphibians, tarantulas, and other invertabrates etc.
Fun fact about me: I've been working with all kinds of animals for over 40 years.  Reptiles, amphibians, invertabrates, fish, mammals, birds, and more.
Hobbies: Outdoors, nature, 2nd amendment, survival, camping, gunsmithing, military surplus collecting.

 

Name: Heather Bechtoldt


Position: Animal Care Specialist


Team Member Since: 2009

 
Reptiles / Amphibians Owned:

Red Foot Tortoise
2 Ball Pythons

Previously Owned:
Veiled Chameleons
African Clawed Frogs

Favorite Part of your job: Taking care of the babies from the incubator, being able to watch them hatch out and raise them.
Personal Mission: To keep the animals healthy and happy so they can find a good home.
Fun fact about me: I have a Bachelor of Science in Zoology with a minor in Chemistry.
Hobbies: Movies, art (drawing), video games, jigsaw puzzlies, fishing.

 

Name: Sean Horchoff


Position: Educational Demonstrations


Team Member Since: 2008

 
Reptiles / Amphibians Owned: Corn Snakes
Ball Pythons
Crested Geckos
Leachie Gecko
Sugar Gliders
Hedge Hog
Sharp-Tail Sand Boa
Brazilian Rainbow Boas
Favorite Part of your job: Handling animals and showing them to customers.
Fun fact about me: Retired United States Air Force.
Hobbies: Snow Skiing.

 

Name: Matt Wilson


Position: Sales Associate


Team Member Since: 2012