Our Team


Jenny Pearce

Owner/Operator

Jenny began Sciensational Sssnakes!! as a business in 1994. Working with reptiles has been her life long dream and she is very privileged to work with such a fantastic team of people and animals everyday.

Delaney Kelm

Wildlife Naturalist

Delaney is no stranger to Sciensational Sssnakes!! as she has been volunteering with us as an outreach educator and as an animal care team member for years. It is an honour to welcome her as an employee for the fall of 2021. Delaney is a graduate of the University of Guelph in the Wildlife Biology and Conservation program. She has put her wildlife knowledge to many uses, working in Algonquin park at the Wildlife Research Station for many years and volunteering with Wild Ontario's birds of prey as a handler and educator. Delaney is very passionate about helping people overcome their fears through education and example so everyone can appreciate how amazing snakes and all the little creatures we share space with are.

Michelle Beltran

Reptile Educator/Keeper

Michelle has graduated from University of Guelph, in the Zoology program. Michelle joined the SciSnakes team for the summer in 2019, and has been a great asset to the work SciSnakes does ever since. As an animal care giver, an educator and presenter, and also as an intern working on our volunteer animal care program she has improved SciSnakes with her presence. Thank you Michelle for your dedication and continued hard work, making SciSnakes a success and the animal collection one of the best cared for in Canada.

Kitty Lin

Snake Master

Kitty Lin worked at Sciensational Sssnakes!! for the summer of 2018. She now works tirelessly with SciSnakes in a voluntary capacity. Kitty provides excellent care for the collection, performing fantastic presentations and outreach about our wonderful reptiles, and still somehow manages to fit in supervising our animal care volunteers and assist with the planning and running of the volunteer program. Kitty is an enthusiastic and much valued member of the SciSnakes team. Without her hard work and wonderful presence the 'Conservation through Education' mandate of SciSnakes would not be the success it is today.

Jenny Lin

Snake Master

Jenny joined the SciSnakes team as an employee for the summer in 2018, and since then has continued to contribute a huge amount to our 'Conservation through Education' mandate. As well as being a stellar employee, Jenny is now donating much of her time to continue to care for the animals in the collection, educate the public at our displays and shows, and also spends lots of time and effort supervising and working with our animal care volunteers. SciSnakes has greatly benefited from Jenny's involvement, and we hope this continues into the future.

Reilly H McIsaac

Snake Master

Reilly is a recent graduate of the University of Guelph's Animal Biology course. She has worked at Sciensational Sssnakes for two summers, 2018 and 2019. Reilly is an amazing person who has brought an immense amount of positive progression to the SciSnakes team. As well as her tireless efforts to advance the cause of conservation of reptiles in Ontario while she was working full time during the summers, Reilly also selflessly gave so much to SciSnakes during her school semesters while she was a full time student. As one of the leaders behind the Animal Care Volunteer program she is responsible for the creation and constant improvement of this program which is benefiting both SciSnakes and the students involved. Reilly is on her way to becoming a Veterinarian, continuing her schooling in Melbourne, Australia. She will be sorely missed here at SciSnakes!