The Reptile Shows of New England Team!

Changing the world one snake at a time.

Eric Erickson - TEAM PYTHON
Eric Erickson - TEAM PYTHONOwner, Performer, Professional Reptile Handler
Eric, aka “The Reptile Man” is the strong and quiet type, and the one who handles our largest animals, (pictured above with Casper). Eric will perform with the pargets retiles of the show such as the burmeme python, and the tegu as well as our scariest ones such as the tarantulas and the scorpions! We leave that to Eric, the strong, quiet and BRAVE one!

Jodi Erickson - TEAM IGUANA
Jodi Erickson - TEAM IGUANAMarketing Manager, Co-Founder, Performer, Professional Reptile Handler
Jodi (pictured above with Bruno) is the clown of the show and a favorite among the younger audiences (and by extension, the parents!) She loves to include the audience into the show as much as possible and always gives out the most outlandish answers to the other handlers’ questions. Jodi has run a web development company for over 20 years but absolutely loves performing any chance she gets!
Alex Ryan Hartley - TEAM TURTLE
Alex Ryan Hartley - TEAM TURTLEPerformer, Professional Reptile Handler
Emily Erickson - TEAM PYTHON
Emily Erickson - TEAM PYTHONFounder, Performer, Professional Reptile Handler
Emily (pictured above with Draco, her first pet garter snake) is the backbone of the team, the one who started the business! Emily loved performing small shows for the neighborhood kids when she was very young. And that tradition carried forward into a full-blown business! Without Emily we would not have a show. Emily is the daughter or Eric and Jodi) This young lady is very knowledgeable about the animals we work with and has been handling reptiles for over a decade.
Aliveah McElroy- TEAM IGUANA
Aliveah McElroy- TEAM IGUANAAssistant Reptile Handler
Ali, a reptile enthusiast since childhood. As the owner of a business with a unique focus, she has honed her skills in marketing and client relations.
Beyond her professional endeavors, Ali actively participates in shows with Reptile Shows of New England, seamlessly integrating her passion into our broader team narrative. While she maintains a professional edge, it’s interesting to note that Ali has her own reptiles at home. Her interest in the reptile community aligns with our commitment to excellence, reflecting her dedication and fostering a collaborative and informed approach within our team.
Salsabil Hartley - TEAM TURTLE
Salsabil Hartley - TEAM TURTLEAssistant Reptile Handler