by Jordan Gray Who: Andrew Brinker What: Science Teacher, Paschal High School Where: Fort Worth, Texas, USA Jordan Gray: What is your earliest childhood memory with a turtle or tortoise? Andrew Brinker: I grew up in Ann Arbor, Michigan near a nature center with a pond for where I spent countless days at during the…

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by Jordan Gray Who: Jan Holloway (Left) and Janet Fincannon (Right) What: Administrative Coordinator (Jan) and Program Assistant (Janet) Where: Charleston, South Carolina, USA Jordan Gray: What is your earliest childhood memory with a turtle or tortoise? Jan Holloway: I was a super lucky kid growing up. We lived on about 80 acres in a very rural area of upstate…

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Who: Jay Allen What: Owner, Aquarium Innovations Where: Monroe, Georgia, USA Jordan Gray: What is your earliest childhood memory with a turtle or tortoise? Jay Allen: Because my father served in the U.S. Military, my family traveled a great deal. This exposed me to a variety of animals at an early age. I first became interested in reptiles when…

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by Jordan Gray Who: Shahriah Caesar Rahman What: CEO, Creative Conservation Alliance Where: Dhaka, Bangladesh Jordan Gray: What is your earliest childhood memory with a turtle or tortoise? Caesar Rahman: For as long as I can remember, I have had acheter cialis an immense fascination of nature and wildlife. However, growing up in Dhaka, the capital city of Bangladesh (one of the…

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by Jordan Gray Who: Christina Castellano What: Vice President & Chief Science Officer, Utah’s Hogle Zoo Where: Salt Lake City, Utah, USA Jordan Gray: What is your earliest childhood memory with a turtle or tortoise? Christina Castellano: I was born in the Bronx and grew up just north of Manhattan. Like most city dwellers, my love of animals started with…

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by Jordan Gray Who: Shane Boylan, DVM What: Chief Veterinarian, South Carolina Aquarium Where: Charleston, South Carolina, USA Jordan Gray: What is your earliest childhood memory with a turtle or tortoise? Shane Boylan: Like everyone, I’ve been watching/catching chelonia since I was little. When I was young, I toured North Carolina State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine. Although not my…

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by Jordan Gray  Who: Carl J. Franklin What: Herpetologist, Biological Curator and Collections Manager at the Amphibian and Reptile Diversity Research Center, University of Texas-Arlington Where: Arlington, Texas, USA Jordan Gray: What is your earliest childhood memory with a turtle or tortoise? Carl Franklin: It’s a coin toss from when I was 3. My dad brought a snapping turtle home…

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by Jordan Gray  Who: Grover Brown What: Ph.D. student, University of Southern Mississippi Where: Hattiesburg, Mississippi, USA Jordan Gray: What is your earliest childhood memory with a turtle or tortoise? Grover Brown: Truthfully, it’s hard to remember a time in my life when I wasn’t infatuated by turtles!  The evidence however dates back to a photo of a three or…

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by Jordan Gray  Who: John Greene What: Private Hobbyist Where: San Diego, California, USA Jordan Gray: What is your earliest childhood memory with a turtle or tortoise? John Greene: When I was a child growing up in Upstate New York, my grandparents had a house at a lake, and I would spend the summers on the lake. At about the…

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by Jordan Gray  Who: Rose Tremblay and Nancy Reinert What: TSA Volunteers Where: Florida, USA  Jordan Gray: What is your earliest childhood memory with a turtle or tortoise?  Rose Tremblay: I grew up in a rural town in western MA. My grandmother lived on a big pond, with a small swamp/bog across the street. Our house was also in a…

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