Itís that time of year
again to introduce a new president.
Well, here I am. Many
of you know me already. For
those of you who do not know me, please introduce yourself to me at
the meetings. I will try
to make my rounds to meet you first, though.
It is only fitting that I take over since Vic was a turtle guy,
Joe a lizard guy, and now me, a snake guy.
For those of you who do not know me, here is a quick rundown:
I spent 11 years active duty Air Force, got out and went back
to school, worked as a reptile keeper at the Louisiana Purchase
Gardens & Zoo during part of that time, graduated from the
University of Louisiana Ė Monroe (1999) and am now teaching 7th
grade science at Fort Caroline Middle School.
I am also in the Florida Air National Guard (F-15ís) at Jax
IAP. Since moving here
last year, I have loved every minute of this organization.
It is a far cry from what I was exposed to in Louisiana.
Do not expect drastic changes, but I will make every effort to
keep this society running smooth (even if we are paddling like hell
below the surface!) Look forward to many of the great features of the past such
as excellent guest speakers and awesome field trips.
One last thing.
Preliminary work has been started on the "Not so famous
members" page of this website. This is where I will
interview members whose experience goes beyond the JHS. Examples
will include those who are active participants in other notable
organizations, authors, or others who have had a big impact on the
herp world in one way or another. The first person has already
been selected. If it is successful, I would like to continue the
trend. If you know of a worthy individual, please email me or
let me know at a meeting.