Meet Harlie

Harlie Jayne is an educational specialist with Critter Squad Wildlife Defenders. Harlie has a huge passion for reptiles and loves teaching children something new about these beautiful creatures. Her favorite animal is the ball python. She is a California native and loves the beach, and fun trips to the museums around LA. Harlie loves meeting…

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Meet Steven

Steven Lewis is an educational specialist with Critter Squad Wildlife Defenders. He works on the website, blog posts, and regularly teaches at after-school enrichment programs and birthday parties. Steven studied at UCLA and has a bachelors degree in Sociology. Once upon a time, Steven also regularly performed improv comedy and was a student at the…

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MEET Dr. Reimer, DVM

Dan has been a veterinarian at Adler Veterinary Group since 1991. He started working there while in high school, and has been with the hospital throughout his career. He is a graduate of UC Davis, a lifelong resident of Southern California, and has a wonderful wife and daughter. He loves baseball, softball, and his two…

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Meet Lupe

If you have ever called into the main office of Critter Squad Wildlife Defenders, you’ve probably talked to Lupe. She is our amazing office coordinator and educational specialist. She does a fantastic job keeping customers happy and is looking forward to taking CSWD to the next level. She graduated with a biology degree from Cal…

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Meet Julia

Julia Mantonya is one of the longest running employees of Critter Squad. Doing animal presentations and public events since she was around 21, Julia has a lot of experience working with animals. Although she took some time off to get her doctorate in Psychology, she still enjoys educating the public on Critter Squad’s awesome animals….

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Meet Riley

Riley Mantonya has been around animals her entire life. Within the past few years, she decided to join the Critter Squad team and absolutely loves it. In the beginning, Riley started out as a shy teacher and shortly after starting, she didn’t think she could do it. Riley hung in there and is now one…

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Meet Kevin M

Kevin Martinez is an educational specialist with Critter Squad Wildlife Defenders. A graduate of Monterey High School, Kevin has multiple pet reptiles which led him toward his adventures in educational outreach.  Kevin’s favorite animal is the tiger and his most enjoyable hobby is watching movies with his wife.

Meet Daniel C.

Meet Daniel: Daniel Cruz is an advanced educational specialist and the animal care director at Critter Squad Wildlife Defenders. Daniel started as an educational specialist and has put in lots of time and energy making sure the animals at CSWD have great lives. He is a graduate with a zoology degree from Cal Poly Pomona….

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