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“Thank you! The information provided to the kids was so educational and fun. I am a homeschool mom and the way the material was presented felt like we were at a fun event! The parents even remarked that they learned something. My son has a lifetime memory because of your program.”

Patty Coote, Mom, Herndon VA

“It was fantastic and the whole party was into it. Tony was truly a wonderful educational presenter.”

Rachel Karnes, Mom, Potomac Falls VA

“Thank you for an incredible birthday party! All of the children had a wonderful experience. Caroline was so easy to work with and Tony did a great job presenting to the kids!”

Marcie Blackstone, Mom, Clarksburg MD

“Liz was great. She was prompt, organized, knowledgeable, friendly and fun. Having her do the show in our home was effortless, entertaining, and overall a wonderful experience for everyone!”

Tammy Berkon, Mom, Alexandria VA

“I loved it so much. They teach you about the animals and you get to touch them! Rachel did a really wonderful job”

Birthday girl and Mom, Chantilly VA

“Rachel was really terrific. The kids loved the show and my son was so happy!”

Tina Valenti, Mom, Potomac MD

“I also liked that you confirmed the day before and arrived on time. It felt very personal – I felt I had good communication with your office and staff.”

Lisa Conlon Mom, Silver Spring MD

“I am so glad we hired Reptiles Alive for my son’s birthday. CobraCaroline and all her reptiles were a huge hit! All the kids loved it! Even those who seemed a little reluctant were reaching out to pe the animals at the end. Caroline’s energy and enthusiasm was contagious and we couldn’t have asked for more!”

Elizabeth Poppi, Mom, Reston VA

“Tony was enthusiastic, funny and patient with all of the children’s questions. I love how he made the birthday girl feel like a special part of the show while engaging the other children.”

Amy Ayres, Mom

“The presentation was great, the animals were awesome, and my son had an extremely memorable experience! Thank you!”

Kowana Woolford, Parent

“Can’t thank you enough! Two weeks later, the guests and their parents are still talking about how great the party was. I’m going to try to bring your show to our school!”

Lisa Nipp, Mom of birthday boy

“My son’s 6th birthday party was a huge success thanks to Rachel and the Reptiles Alive! show. Thanks so much for providing such a wonderful experience for my son and his friends. The parents really enjoyed it too!”

Jeanne and Rob Cain, Parents of birthday boy

“Tony was wonderful at encouraging and engaging all of the children – especially the birthday boy who felt confident and empowered at playing an important, participatory role in the show! He is a shyer child and Tony knew just how to work with him.”

Jessica Wszalek, Attorney/Parent

“Rachel really knew how to connect with the kids and keep their attention for the 45 minute show. She knew which facts would catch the kids’ imaginations.”

Arlene Wagner, father of birthday boy

“Brad was on time, organized and very knowledgeable. Thank you for making such a memorable birthday for our son!”

Lisa Lutender, mother of birthday boy

“Brad put on a great show! The children and adults both loved it. He was professional, knowledgeable, and likable as a presenter. We will highly recommend him.”

Jodi Seth, birthday mom

“Our sons loved the enrichment class and I knew our child would enjoy it for his birthday.”

Liz Allan, mother of birthday boy

“Your program is well organized and detailed. You deliver what you advertise. Great show for home-schoolers–my grandkids are home-schooled so their mom appreciates activities that provide education along with the fun.”

Ruth Hazzard, Birthday grandmother

“I loved watching the rapt expressions on the kids’ faces as they watched the presentation.”

Kathleen Grathwol, mom of birthday boy

“Tony is great! He loves what he does and it shows. He is so knowledgeable and passionate about it! Awesome!”

Chris Laich, birthday dad

“This was a wonderful experience. Tony was funny and his love of animals came through. I wish all teaching could be this exciting and engaging.”

Karen Offringa, birthday mom

“Tony’s knowledge about each animal, his obvious concern and care for them, and his ability to speak to kids in a way they understood and enjoyed made the program outstanding on every level.”

Jim Curry, Birthday dad

“Tony was very professional. He arrived ahead of time and was well prepared. He had a nice charisma and connected with kids right away. We would gladly recommend him to our friends.”

Max Garkavi, birthday dad

“[I chose Reptiles Alive! LLC because] my son enjoyed the program at school and wanted to share the experience with his parents and friends for his birthday.”

Andrew Krause, father of birthday boy

“I loved that my birthday child received special extras by being allowed to help show the reptiles! We had several parents comment after the party that it was the best party their child had been to and they really enjoyed the educator. It was the best party we’ve had by far!”

Amy Graziano, mom of birthday boy

“Instead of video games, laser tag etc. parties, this had an educational offering and this event increases awareness and appreciation for nature. It gives a dignity and respect for reptiles through education. Otherwise they are misunderstood and feared.”

Madhavi Jodhpurkar, birthday mother

“Rachel was caring and respectful of the animals but also flexible in that she allowed us to take photos and touch them whenever possible. She is a wonderful wildlife educator.”

Todd Eisenstadt, Father of birthday girl

“Rachel was wonderful, courteous, engaging, funny and informed. The animals were incredible. Thank you for a great party!”

Marget Maurer, mother of birthday boy

“[I chose Reptiles Alive! LLC] because your primary goal seems to provide a ‘home’ to rehabilitated wild animals.”

Josh Paul, Birthday dad

“The content was terrific and the delivery was masterful!”

Steve Volkers, Parent of birthday boy

“Multiple parents came up to me after the show to say what a wonderful job Rachel had done. Thank you, Rachel and Reptiles Alive! for making my son’s party a huge success!”

Benita Stokes, Mother of birthday boy

“Our educator was awesome and while providing lots of education, made the kids laugh! My son LOVED it! Thank you so much for making his day and party!”

Kathleen McDermott, mother of birthday boy

“I liked how well it worked in a small setting (our house) and how much information the presenter crammed into such a short time. Rachel helped to turn a usually silly event (birthday party) into something interesting, mesmerizing and memorable!”

Kelly Cassaday, mother of birthday girl

“Rachel’s stories about each animal and calm nature put everyone at ease, even the most squeamish. My personal favorite was Starlight the python. She was also great how she let [my child] help her but did not ignore or take anything away from the others. He couldn’t have been happier!”

Tracy Pepperman, Mother of birthday boy

“This exceeded my expectations! The animals are great but it was the educator who made the difference. She knew how to work a 6-year old audience! My son and his parents were thrilled!”

Kristi Graninger, Mother of birthday boy

“Even our 3 year olds were engaged throughout the program!”

Caitlin Mulvey, Camp Director, Green Hedges Camp, Vienna VA

“Rachel made the the audience laugh and kept them engaged while educating.”

Jordan Cifron, Art Director, Camp Mclean, Mclean VA

“Thank you so much! We can’t wait to book you again for next summer.”

Mary O’Conner, Assistant Camp Director, Knights of Columbus Summer Camp, Arlington VA

“See you next summer, we will rebook!”

Jennifer Bush, Director, Bright Start Learning Center, Alexandria VA

“Everyone was very impressed and love the show! They arrived earlier than scheduled which was great and they had everything under control. Very impressed. Rachel kept the attention of the whole group. Wonderful!”

Alison Rascher, Cub Scout Pack 76, Darnestown MD

“We always know that Reptiles Alive! LLC will engage and thrill the scouts. Rachel’s presentation was great! Her enthusiasm showed and her jokes were age-appropriate and really funny. The scouts enjoyed it all!”

Jean Black, Den 2 Leader, St. Timothy Cub Scouts Pack 146

“Rachel’s presentation made our event ‘phenomenal’, per numerous parents’ comments.”

Michelle Franklin, Blue & Gold Banquet Coordinator, Pack 688 Scouts

“Great information on local snakes and how to deal with [them.] Also, plenty of “wow” factor.”

Cubmaster for Cub Scout Pack 1513

“[Reptiles Alive] exceeded our expectations. The kids were engaged and wanted more which is no small task!”

Assistant Den Leader for Cub Scout Pack 1865

“Stephen was great with the kids – scouts and siblings! He kept their interest throughout the entire programs.”

Cubmaster for Cub Scout Pack 1545

“Truly wonderful presentation! Several parents commented that they had never seen the boys so captivated during any of our previous Blue and gold activities. Thanks for such a great time!”

Assistant Cubmaster, Boy Scout Pack 158

“Liz was very engaging and energetic. You could tell she loved her job.”

Darlene Spurlock, Director, Wesley Preschool, Alexandria VA

“Rachel is energetic, entertaining, and informative. The kids really enjoyed her!”

Kim Volpe, Director, Clifton Presbyterian Church Preschool, Clifton VA

“Absolutely wonderful. Caroline was FANTASTIC!”

Jessica Summer, Director, St. Georges Preschool, Fairfax VA

“I loved this program! The kids were fully captivated the entire time and were eager to touch Starlight! A great program to teach about ‘taboo’ animals.”

Jessica Walker, Preschool director, Bright Start Learning Center

“He (Tony) was great! He knew just how to manage a group of pre-kindergartners and he kept them engaged. We were impressed with the professionalism and it was perfect for a winter birthday!”

Stephanie Carpenter, Parent

“Everyone loved the program, especially the children! This was the first assembly I ever planned so thank you for making me look good! The kids and adults learned a lot and I got a lot of good feedback from the crowd. Thanks!”

Rachel Kolodziej, PTA-VP of Programs, Ferry Farm Elementary

“Thank you for continuing to provide our school with a fun and educational show for our preschoolers for the last five years. Hearing children excitedly tell their parents about what they saw and learned 7 hours after the show tells us what an awesome impression your show leaves on our children.”

Jessica Koller, Assistant Director, The Goddard School

“[Rachel] was great at accommodating a large group of children and the two 45-minute show option was perfect!”

Makenzy O’Flynn, Lead Teacher School Age 1, Laurel Learning Center

“[I chose Reptiles Alive! LLC] because I have used them for years and keep coming back. All year we practice sitting still and listening. Reptiles Alive! is our prize.”

Lila Ross, Primary Montessori Teacher, Drew Model School

“Rachel the educator made it happen. She was motivating, interesting and dynamic. I heard great recommendations and kids just naturally love reptiles. I thought it was a great way to get kids interested in reading nonfiction about reptiles.”

Reading /Title I Teacher

“Liz was able to connect with the kids and adults alike.”

Nicole Freyman, Director Total Rewards, National Wildlife Federation, Reston VA

“Liz was totally perfect! The show was entertaining for kids and adults!”

Shannon McLendon, Operations & Events, The Motley Fool, Alexandria VA

“Great! As always. We host them a couple of times a year for our special events and we always get a great turn out, great feedback, and get an amazing show!”

Alison Brown, Promotion & Store Manager, Doodlehopper 4 Kids, Springfield VA

“[Reptiles Alive] is always our most successful family entertainment show.”

Suzanne Smith, Recreation Programmer, Stafford County Parks, Recreation, & Community Facilities, Stafford VA

“Rachel was really good at engaging young kids and I think they got a lot out of it.”

Joanna Harris, Children’s Librarian, Washington DC

“The compelling live animals were constantly used to teach science, biology, geography, and conservation.”

Rob Schneider, Branch Manager, Washington DC

“[Reptiles Alive] is a favorite of ours! The presenters are AMAZING – they’re fun, smart, approachable — it’s everything you’d want in a program for children (and adults.)”

Amanda Weakley, Youth Services Librarian, Rappahanock County Library, Washington VA

“Our audience loved the program. It was excellent, interactive, awesome, and just the right length of time!”

Genelle Schuler, Youth Services Manager, Ellen Coolidge Burke Library, Alexandria VA

“I really enjoyed working with Rachel, she is very knowledgeable and great with children and obviously is very passionate about the animals in her care.”

Michelle Pursel, Librarian/Youth Services Coordinator, Orange County Library System, Orange, VA

“A Reptiles Alive! presentation communication educates and motivates! Five gold stars!”

Cindy Lea Arbelbide, Assistant Director/Youth Librarian at Rappahannock County Library

“[What I liked the best about the program was] the way the educator gave information in a humorous and memorable manner while maintaining order.”

Karen Burdnell, Children’s Library Associate, Enoch Pratt Free Library, Branch 29 (Herring Run Branch)

“[I chose Reptiles Alive! LLC because it’s a] very popular program and brings in people to the library”

Kay Karim, Youth Services, Woodrow Wilson Library

“Caroline’s ability to keep 6-7 year old boys engaged was impressive. They were spellbound and still are talking about her visit.”

Eleanor Crawford, mother of birthday boy

“Thank you again for doing a great job with your presentation. Our children absolutely loved the show! I enjoy seeing how your excitement about reptiles translates to the children getting excited about them too!”

Nancy Shank, Kindergarten Teacher, Orchard Grove Elementary School, Frederick MD

“Thank you so much for the love, time and energy you put into your shows. Your passion truly shines and the kids know.”

Cindy Huddleston, Hunter Mill Country Day School

“Caroline was a very vibrant, energetic, and educationally informative presenter! She kept the students engaged and involved, and they ALL enjoyed the program. We are already discussing when to reschedule for the next school year.”

Ellen St. Clair, Reading Specialist and 2nd Grade Team Leader

“We have several groups and when the parents pick up after your show, the children are just bursting with excitement to tell their parents about your show.”

Judi Peacott, Preschool director, Holy Family Catholic School

“The program was outstanding. Caroline was so knowledgeable and was able to teach the children at their level. She handled the animals very professionally and the hands on experience for the children was well received. I would highly recommend this program–both for our age group (3-4 yr olds) and for elementary school children.

Joan L. Mancuso, Director Potomac Nursery School

“It was very interactive, highlighted local critters and emphasized positive messages about reptiles and amphibians which many people seem to be afraid of.”

Julie Katraff, Eastern District Manager

“It always amazes me that Caroline can get kids ages 18 months to 5 years to sit still and listen. She keeps them engaged and excited during the entire program.”

Sheila Farthing, Director of Providence Baptist Preschool

“This is absolutely the best program Good Shepherd offers”

Caroline Hilton, Classroom teacher at Good Shepherd Preschool

“Mom, I got to visit real, live animals today! Most were reptiles, except the bullfrog!”

Michael, 4-year old student at Good Shepherd Preschool