Born: 1972

Hometown: Toronto, Canada

Education: Ph.D. in Biology

Occupation: Herpetologist specializing in Central Africa venomous snakes

Expeditions: Surveying reptiles/amphibians in Central Africa, herpetological expeditions in South and Central America and Micronesia, and U.S. to radio track rattlesnakes and observe alligator behavior

Favorite Place: Republic of Congo, northern swamp forest, up to my waist in mud, and holding a snake I can’t identify

Favorite Items In The Field: Journal and bandaids

Personal Hero: Admiral Nelson

Hobbies: Playing the trumpet

Books: Mean and Lowly Things: Snakes, Science, and Survival in the Congo


Advice: Don’t put off your first adventure, because you never will be perfectly prepared for it.