The Crutchfield Conversations – Part One
Welcome to the Crutchfield Conversations series, where Anthony sits down with one of the world’s most famous reptile icons. We are very excited to share this footage and think that the content of these videos will be enjoyable to reptile enthusiasts of all kinds and show the passion and intellect of Mr. Crutchfield. We are proud to have had the chance to sit down with him and will forever be grateful for his open and inviting nature.
Kevin is the Video Production Coordinator for theTurtleRoom. He is responsible for creating and producing (with the help of other team members) the educational content that you see on theTurtleRoom's YouTube channel and also provides support to the Senior Director. Kevin was introduced to turtles at a very young age from his older brother who kept them as pets. Growing up there were always turtles in and out of the house. Having spent twenty years filming and editing skateboarding, he now brings his passion for film to Chelonians. At home, he primarily works with Diamondback Terrapins (Malaclemys terrapin ssp.) and has a few other smaller projects. Kevin's passions are skateboarding, biking, kayaking, film and Herpetology. Kevin lives in the Northeast with his wife, daughter, three dogs, and their bale of turtles. You can reach Kevin at [email protected].Read More
Anthony is the Senior Director of theTurtleRoom and has more than a decade of experience raising and breeding reptiles. Anthony oversees all video and audio media production (including The Pondcast) and provides support to the Executive Director. He also authors a portion of the educational resources for the site and works with other organizations (AZA and TSA) and privately to develop quality, detailed captive breeding programs of carefully selected turtle and tortoise specimens in an effort to meet theTurtleRoom's conservation goals. Anthony has also written a book on the Geoemyda genus as a whole, which will be published by Living Art Publishing as part of their “Turtles of the World” Series, in addition to several articles in magazines such as REPTILES, The BATAGUR, Testudo (Italian), and RADIATA (German). Some of his conservation projects include Vietnamese Black-Breasted Leaf Turtles (Geoemyda spengleri), Spider Tortoises (Pyxis arachnoides arachnoides), and Chinese Yellow-Margined Box Turtles (Cuora flavomarginata), all of which are part of larger conservation efforts, either in AZA SSPs or with the TSA. Anthony also runs several community programs for a non-profit health provider in Connecticut and enjoys herping, playing hoops, and hanging out with his wife and baby girl watching sports.Read More