CRBE GUESTs and speakers

Watch for our updated list of CRBE guests and speakers for the upcoming Canadian Reptile Breeders Expo!

TY PARK

TY PARK

TY's Lizards and IguanaFest

Ty Park is the pioneer of the IguanaFest and hands on owner of one of the worlds greatest reptile breeding facility. Its actually a farm that has produced some of the greatest Tegus, Iguanas, Tortoises and Skinks from around the world. Ty will be at the CRBE to speak on his passion and infectious enthusiasm for the world of reptiles.

Christopher gillete

Christopher gillete

CrocodileChris

A wildlife biologist, phtogrpaher and alligator adventureer born and raised in Florida Chirs is best known for his work on Animal Planet. Chris’s knowledge and skills has also secured him work on various projects including Discovery Channel, History Channel, E! and Travel Channel. His passion of travel and photographing wildlife from around the world. Chris will be sharing some of his passion and picture history at this years CRBE. 

CROCFEST

CROCFEST

Fundraiser for Crocs

Crocfest is a social gathering of environmental stewards that have crocodiles as a common interest. Crocfest Canada has contributed to the $235,000 of funds that have supported more than 11 projects in over a dozen countries. There are special guests that attend from the professional crocodile world. Live auction, behind the scenese tours and a social of passionate crodcodile and reptile enthusiasts wrap the evening adventure up. Tickets for this event hosted at REPTILIA are available at the CRBE. Limited numbers so be sure to secures early!  

Dav kaufman

Dav kaufman

Producer/Content Creator

 Dav has passionately supported the herp community with directing visions threw his Reptile Channel and HERPERS video series. Whether its conservation, interviewing a herp pioneer or intereacting with the the next generation of reptile enthusiasts, Dav’s enjoyment for the interaction that reptiles offer many daily is infectious. Dav will be at the CRBE filming excerps for one his future documentaries. 

timberline live foods

timberline live foods

Vitabugs and Calciworms

Timberline is the industry’s leadign supplier of live pet food inlcuding the proprietary Vita-Bugs and Calciworms products. Using their state of the art gorwing process, Timberline provides a complete high quality product line of feeder insects and dry goods to the retail, breeder, zoo, hobbyist and most importantly family pet member. Drop by ask questions and learn of the benefits that Vita0bugs will offer your herps as a complete staple diet.is a fancy French Bulldog from Canada. He is widely known for his gentleman personality and dapper looks. He models for many companies and has walked the runway in New York.

ryan mcveigh zilla

ryan mcveigh zilla

Where reptiles rule!!!!

Ryan will be making ZILLA’s only Canadian appearance at the 2017 CRBE. Zilla products and Ryan partner with donations to societies, reptile ceonservations efforts, children program along with nonprofit clubs yearly to support continued growth with conservation in the reptile hobby. The ZILLA line contineus to grow with products that enhance not only the pet reptile member but academic and zoological needs. With ZILLA you know your reptiles are being maintained with the same equipment, supplements, lighting and terrariums that are zoo quality. 

Justin kobylka

Justin kobylka

A lifetime herper and Ball Python breeder

 “Its is a dream come true to work with these amazing creatures as a career and serve reptile enthusiasts around the world” – Justin Kobylka
 A refreshing postiive energy from a Ball Python breeder that is really setting the bar all over again in the global world of breeding the infamous Python regius. Justins list of morphs grows as each clutch hatches out, as each time he sneaks a peak into his incubator with his brand mark smile. Its a brand mark because whether its a pastel or a first time combo for him he truely appreciates the privleage it is to work with herps. Justin will be sharing his thoughts and dreams of breeding Ball Pythons. 
zoomed - anes hotic

zoomed - anes hotic

The brand of choice for reptile enthusiasts

Canada’s own ZOOMED rep of the year 2016 Anes will be again supporting the CRBE with demonstrations on the brand choice of hobbyists.  Anes’s creative skills with terrarium decor creates a draw to the ZOOMED booths like no other vendor at the CRBE. His vision in recreating natural decor with such ZOOMED products like the Excavator Burrowing Clay combined with EcoEarth and the natural looking ZOOMED plants is untouchable. Anes will be creating a show terrarium each day at the ZOOMED booth. Be sure to drop by congratulate him on his support of the CRBE and his continued success of one of ZOOMED’s top reps of this global recognised reptile brand.
Brian Barczyk

Brian Barczyk

BHB Reptiles SnakeBytes TV

Brian has been passionate about animals since his first memory as a 2 year old child while visiting a local zoo and seeing his first snake, a Ball Python. Since he has devoted his entire life to working with wildlife. Breeding snakes for nearly 27 years and starting his web show SnakeBytesTV in 2008. Now he is on a new venture in collecting venomous snakes and helping provide venom for important medical research. You can watch all about it in the new series for Discovery Channel, Venom Hunters.

You’ll see me in Discovery Channel on the show Venom Hunters, you can also watch my weekly web show SnakeBytesTV and catch other awesome animal shows on my online network AnimalBytesTV. My goal is to change peoples views on wildlife and build an army of animal lovers and save as many species as we can along the way! Join me on this journey please.

Spartacus the Turtle

Spartacus the Turtle

Slow and Steady

Spartacus is an 18 year old female red eared slider. Coming in at 13 inches long and 7 pounds, she’s double the size of an average member of her species making her a prime example of what you need to prepare for when you buy the toonie sized babies. She loves to bask and receiving a good shell scratch. Her secret pleasure? Soft cat beds! Turtles like comfort too.
Cindy Cherry

Cindy Cherry

Don Cherry's Pet Rescue Foundation

Cindy inherited her love of animals from her Dad. Mice, hamsters, rabbits,budgie birds, guinea pigs, canaries, fish, and of course, dogs where part of her life. Her most famous pet, Blue the Bull Terrier, is seen on the opening of Coach’s Corner chasing the garden hose in Boston, and on the Logo for this Foundation.

Knowing her calling was in the pet industry, she graduated from St. Lawrence College in Kingston, Ontario to become an Animal Care Technician. Her veterinarian assistant experience ranged from clinics, to racetracks and zoos. She became a professional dog groomer and started Canada’s first mobile dog grooming service, “Cherry’s Groomobile”.

Being involved in numerous charities throughout the years, she considers her biggest accomplishment (to date) was establishing Rose Cherry’s Home for Kids. This facility in Milton, Ontario, administers palliative and respite care to chronically ill children. She is presently working for the Kidney Foundation of Canada as their Fund Development & Marketing Associate. This organization is close to her heart since donating a kidney to her brother in 1979.

When a rescue dog named Lucy came into her life, she knew her real destiny in life was to develop a Foundation to help unwanted pets that have been abused and discarded in our disposable society of today.

Patrice Whiffen

Patrice Whiffen

Host - Canadian Pet Expo's

Patrice joined the CPE family years ago as host of the CPE events. Her passion for all pets including reptiles glows at the CRBE. Not one to shy way from any reptile she researches the species to ensure all information shared is accurate and shines a bright lite on the hobby.

Working with the Canadian Pet Expo promoting responsible pet ownership is second nature to Patrice.

CPE Classic Winner - TBA

CPE Classic Winner - TBA

Winner of the 2016 CPE Classic