Everything Reptiles’ editorial team ensures the hundreds of our educational and care articles are extensively peer-reviewed, fact-checked and reviewed by qualified professionals who adhere to our strict editorial process.

Our team of professionals focus on ensuring Everything Reptiles’ articles, care guides, videos and podcasts are a trustworthy, accurate and a scientifically-backed source of information for your pets.

If you are an experienced-hobbyist, many of our authors won’t be new to you as they have written in many industry publications and scientific journals. You can find out more about them below:

Johnathan David With a Frog

Johnathan David

Editor of Everything Reptile

Johnathan David leads the Everything Reptiles’ editorial team as our Editor in Chief.
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Sophia Lesko

Sophia Lesko

Lizards Writer

Sophia is a writer and our authority on snakes. She is currently a full-time student at the University of Connecticut, majoring in Animal Science and lizards a pre-veterinary track to become a small and companion animal veterinarian. Sophia has years of experience and knowledge of a wide variety of animals.

Taylor Eshmont

Taylor Eshmont

Lizards Writer

Taylor is Everything Reptiles’ authority on lizards. He majored in Animal and Poultry Science (B.S.) at Virginia Tech and is currently a veterinary student at the University of Missouri. A life-long reptile lover, he has years of reptile experience having worked at wildlife rehabilitation centers all over the country. His favorite reptiles are the Eastern hognose snake and the Fire-bellied toad. Taylor’s main interests include epidemiology, animal policy, and exotic animal medicine.

Carley-Martin MacFarlane

Carley-Martin MacFarlane

Snakes Writer

Carley-Martin is currently a full-time student at NC State University majoring in Zoology. Her degree is focused in entomology and paleontology, but her passion is reptiles. She intends to use her degree to work with captive reptiles in either a venom laboratory or zoo setting. She has served as an officer in the university’s Herpetology Club, worked at an exotics-only vet clinic, and completed an internship at the Reptile Discovery Center and Medtoxin Venom Lab.