Meet the people that have made Reptile Gardens the amazing park that it is today!

From our humble beginnings as a one man show in 1937, we have expanded into a motley crew of administrators, animal specialists and conservationists. Most of us have either been with Reptile Gardens since birth (it’s a family thing) or fell in love with the place as a young teenager and have been here ever since!

Joe Maierhauser

President, Chairman of the Board & CEO

"I just always knew this was what I was going to do."

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Johnny B.

Public Relations Director

"It’s great working with family. We get along well and complement each other’s talents."

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Jeff Oldham

Sales Manager

"I have a great job, am well supported by an outstanding group of people, and enjoy offering people quality, memorable merchandise."

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Tom Lang

General Manager and Vice President

"I’m so glad I don’t have to wear a tie!"

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Ken Earnest

Head Curator of Reptiles

"Done it all my life."

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Terry Phillip

Curator of Reptiles

"People think it’s dangerous because it’s exotic, but it’s actually less dangerous than working construction."

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David Yahne

Curator of Horticulture

"I love my rewarding job."

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Kathy Maguire

Curator of Amphibians & Invertebrates

"My grandsons think I’m the bomb because I get to work with the creepy crawlies."

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Virginia Garrigan

Human Relations Director

"There’s just something about this place that makes people want to stay."

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