Jenny Pearce


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.

Alex Van Belleghem

Reptile Educator/Keeper

Alex is a young field biologist who is passionate about the animals people overlook or even fear. Although initially interested in working with large mammals, life led Alex in a different direction. His early field work focused on the research and conservation of frogs, salamanders, snakes, and turtles. Alex has dedicated his life to conserving and educating about the importance of amphibians and reptiles.

Payton Curtis

Reptile Educator/Keeper

Payton has joined the SciSnake’s Team (Jan ’24) as a Marine and Fresh Water Biology Co-op student and attends the University of Guelph. Her passion for aiding in the conservation of Ontario’s native reptile species and desire to expand her knowledge of animal husbandry led her to this role. She believes that communicating and educating the public is of great importance in the protection and understanding of our role in the preservation of our ecosystems and native species.

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.