About Us

We’re a team of reptile owners and experts who are on a mission to share practical, first-hand knowledge and expertise about herptile care. Our tips and recommendations come from actual reptile owners who share a passion and love for our herp friends!

ReptileKnowHow is on a mission to empower both new and experienced reptile owners to provide their reptiles with the best care possible.  

Please reach out to us directly at info@reptileknowhow.com if you ever have any questions.

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Meet Our Contributors

Ricky Johnson

Ricky has decades of experience working with over 200 species of herptiles & invertebrates. He has been an educator for 6 years as a herptile specialist and lectures at Halesowen College in the UK. His main focus is herptile husbandry, general animal behavior and building up their fantastic herptile collection.

A particular interest of his is skinks, especially rare species with interesting wacky behaviors!

Check out his YouTube channel and Advancing Herpetological Husbandry where he is an admin and educator.

📧 ricky@reptileknowhow.com

Samantha Slevens

Samantha holds a bachelor’s in Zoology from Delaware Valley University and has been a wildlife educator for over 10 years. She owns and operates a herpetology education company called Zoophoria in New Jersey. She has hands-on, professional experience with nearly every reptile available to the pet trade.

She has also conducted field research in Costa Rica on crocodiles, Indonesia on orangutans, Thailand on elephants, and the Peruvian Amazon Rain Forest, where she lived for four months.

📧 sam@reptileknowhow.com

Lara Soto, author at ReptileKnowHow

Lara Sotto

Lara is a marine biologist and freelance animal writer. She loves bearded dragons and all things reptiles. She is NOT a fan of insects, which makes reptile feeding an interesting challenge. 

When she’s not collecting water samples and working in the lab, she’s helping out with research and articles here at ReptileKnowHow.

📧 lara@reptileknowhow.com

Elle O'Shea

Elle is a reptile keeper dedicated to animal welfare. Being fascinated by the more unconventional pets as a child, she was eventually able to turn that fascination into an every day norm. She currently keeps several reptiles, including both lizards and snakes.

She loves sharing that passion by making educational videos aimed primarily at beginners, which stress the importance of proper husbandry and proper research.

📧 elle@reptileknowhow.com