I wanted to take a moment to introduce myself…My name is Brittni; how the heck are ya?
Aside from being a pun aficionado, I am a fellow keeper who is passionate about the animals we all love. I am also a new member of the MorphMarket team! This is going to be a long-winded introduction, as I enjoy rambling. Please feel free to skip to the good part (aka the end).
Here’s the long story:
Animals have always been the thing I have been most passionate about. My parents used to laugh because I would tell EVERYONE that I wanted to be a dog catcher when I grew up…poor little Brittni had NO IDEA what that actually meant.
I guess I am pretty glad not all dreams come true. I grew up with a menagerie of pets, but the only reptiles we had were tortoises. It wasn’t until my adult years that reptiles became the thing I was most passionate about… Although, thinking back on it…I did love to find snakes in the yard and use them to terrorize my older brothers and dad… Just picture it…a tiny little blonde girl chasing three 6’ men around with a garter snake.
I officially started keeping in 2016 when I purchased my first snake- a California Kingsnake named Thorn; my collection now consists of 8 snakes, 4 lizards, 1 tortoise, 1 turtle, and 4 dogs… One of which is hairless, so he pretty much counts as another reptile. I find that I prefer keeping colubrids as well as boas and larger-sized lizards… so yes, watch out…she’s a colubrid person. You’ve been warned.
Although I am not a breeder, ball python genetics is what originally piqued my interest in the hobby. I also enjoy the science and research side of things, so don’t be afraid to talk NERDY to me!
Throughout the years, I have worked with many animals, including bears, big cats, and primates, but reptiles have always held a special place in my heart. I’ve been very thankful to have opportunities to work with many different species, from retics and Nile monitors to crested geckos and worm snakes.
At the end of 2022, I connected with Darien Drollinger about some part-time positions posted by Dubia. Little did I know that would lead me to a dream career.
Here’s the Short Story:
With a background in almost every industry imaginable, combined with my experience and knowledge of our cold-blooded friends, I started my career with Dubia in early 2023. I have been working behind the scenes on projects to help with the MM transition process. As a MorphMarket buyer and an everyday “browser,” I can not describe how excited I am to be here.
Now, as I am sure some of you have noticed, things have been a bit… chaotic… since MM was purchased. Let me first start off by saying thank you to everyone who is reading this and has continued to support the platform. I am confident that things are headed in a positive direction, and the planned changes will be a great thing for us all. I am in this for the animals, but I am also in it for this crazy and wonderful community. I value the lifelong friendships I have created through our mutual love of our scaly, crawly, and/or slimy friends.
Change can be scary, and with change, there are usually a few bumps along the way.
I am here to say that we see you, and WE HEAR YOU!
I understand that the communication has not been meeting your expectations. I also understand that social media can sometimes be a scary place. That’s why I am here.
I am here to serve as the direct communication point between you and the MorphMarket team. My mission is to ensure you are updated with important news and changes and to listen to your feedback. We all have strong thoughts and opinions on how this platform should operate, and yours are important. I understand that you all would likely prefer to hear from Darien or John directly, but with them being pulled in so many different directions, I volunteered to ensure that this forum is not forgotten. After all, the members on this page ARE the heart and soul of the entire MM platform.
Please bare with me as I learn the ropes of MorphMarket and how this online community forum works. If you would like to speak with me directly or have questions/concerns, the quickest way to reach me is by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. You can ask for me directly, or you can speak to one of our other fabulous team members. We are all here to help!
If you have made it this far…Congratulations! You have a much longer attention span than me. I want to thank you all again for being here and for your support. I hope I can provide you all with the level of service that you expect and deserve.
Have a turtley good day!
Please note that my social media content does not necessarily reflect the thoughts and/or opinions of MorphMarket .
Me, with my L. alterna, Zero.
Here are just a few of the scale babies
A small portion of my reptile room
Here is a photo of my beautiful mother before she passed, rocking this special “Garden” Snake shirt I made… I don’t think she ever understood the joke.
One more of her, because it is priceless!