Our Mission

MorphMarket provides services that support and advance the herpetoculture industry. We promote the efficient, legitimate, and ethical commerce and keeping of reptiles, amphibians and invertebrates.

MorphMarket connects breeders and keepers in the largest marketplace of its kind in the world. We are now creating educational content and have more on the way.

MorphMarket

Our Team

For many years, MorphMarket was run by one guy. We now have an entire team of professionals dedicated to improving these services for the community. Below is our core team. Not pictured are additional volunteers and experts who contribute in the forums and on an as-needed basis.

It's our pleasure to serve you.

John

John

CEO, Founder

John is passionate about building services that advance the herp industry and delight its hobbyists. His love for animals began as a child, but he only discovered the online reptile community in 2014 while researching pets for his family. The lack of a modern platform inspired the creation of MorphMarket. John has been involved with software since a young age. Professionally, he has focused on leading projects at startup and research companies, particularly in the area of language processing. He counts it a privilege to now focus his full time energy on serving this community. John and his family include a number of pets: a dumeril's boa, bearded dragon, two pet rats, fish, hermit crabs, and a dog.

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Judy

Judy

Director of Customer Success

As Director of Customer Success, Judy provides leadership in customer support and market moderation. Her journey in reptiles began with researching snakes for her children about twenty years ago. Since then, she has played a key part in building up many important online resources for the community. Her past roles have included Aditor at ball-pythons.net, Chief Editor of The Reptile Report, and Business Director at ShipYourReptiles. Judy loves the reptile community and hopes to continue playing a positive role for years to come. Judy's current critter family consists of a goofy German Shepherd, a milk snake, a California kingsnake, and a ball python.

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Thomas

Thomas

Customer Success, Content Curator, Forum Admin

Thomas is one of the most versatile members of the MorphMarket team. His contributions in the MorphMarket Reptile Community forums led to his promotion to moderator and then admin, and he is now a core member of our team. His other roles include Customer Success and lead editor of the Morphpedia herp knowledge base. Thomas has been caring for reptiles and aquatic life for 20+ years as a main hobby. In the past few years he has focused mostly on boa constrictors, ball pythons, tree frogs and most recently monitors.

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Alex

Alex

Marketing, Customer Success

Alex is MorphMarket’s social media marketer and also helps on the Customer Support Team. He is a college student who is pursuing a degree in history. Alex loves animals and has had many different pets including dogs, cats, rats, ball pythons, and a boa constrictor.

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JJ

JJ

Marketing, Designer

JJ is a creative problem solver who has developed MorphMarket’s branding in our merchandise and expo setup. He developed these skills in the design/communication/marketing industry over the past 20+ years. He enjoys spending as much time in Photoshop as possible, but has other hobbies, like T-Shirts! He loves helping others make shirts that beg to be worn. In the past he had a reef tank, but is currently tending a family of five. He LOVES other’s pets, and is looking forward to having one of his own.

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Kristina

Kristina

Designer

Kristina is bringing the awesome to MorphMarket’s user interfaces. Besides designing the new services, she is helping us redesign the entire site. She is a perfectionist, has an inquisitive mind and an eye for great design. She is passionate about creating user-centered design, likes to have things well done, as well as cool and simple solutions. She loves her adorable Singapura cat.

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Bryant

Bryant

Developer

Byrant possesses a rare combination of technical and domain experience which he uses to help us improve our products and services. Since studying Computer Science at Iowa State, he has worked in several software consulting roles focused on big data and machine learning. Bryant got into reptiles in middle school due to an allergy to cats and dogs. In his spare time he enjoys golfing, side projects, and working out with his wife. He currently owns ball pythons, crested geckos, and leachianus geckos.

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Jonah

Jonah

Developer

Jonah is a front-end developer who has helped with many projects including the MorphMarket App.

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Andre

Andre

Developer

Andre is a developer who is currently helping us to expand our set of services. He has been doing web-related work all the way back to the days when he was racking up his parent's phone bill with dial-up charges, and enjoying every moment of it. He even warmed up to Javascript in recent years. Recently, he adopted a stray neighborhood cat.

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Caleb

Caleb

Developer

Caleb is a developer who has been helping to upgrade and improve our backend services. He is a senior software engineer with almost a decade of experience in web development. Most of his experience has been with helping startups build usable products, but he enjoys any technical challenge. Outside of work, he likes to play ping pong, go swimming and is also a loving father. Their family enjoys several cats.

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David

David

Developer

David is a senior software developer helping to build out the next generation of MorphMarket’s backend infrastructure. For over two decades, he has been developing software and deploying solutions and has a broad skill set for web and desktop application development. David has led and supervised software development teams, but he considers himself a developer at heart. In the past he has had fish, parrots and a German Bull dog. His family is currently looking for a puppy.

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Kris

Kris

Developer

Kris is a front-end developer who is making our interfaces awesome and modern. More details TBD.

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Jack

Jack

Developer

Jack is a senior full stack software developer who has been working to improve MorphMarket's App. More details TBD.

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Slaven

Slaven

Developer

Slaven is a senior front-end engineer who is bringing a modern user experience to MorphMarket’s interfaces. More details TBD.

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