Grumpy Toad


Over 1,000 animals are housed at the Amphibian Foundation, which is composed of several isolated high-biosecurity labs for conservation priority species such as Frosted Flatwoods Salamanders and Striped Newts, the Amphibian Research and Conservation Center with 33 artificial and experimentally-controllable wetlands called mesocosms, and three Research and Education Laboratories (click here to see our labs and facilities).

  • Amphibian Lab - houses many species of aquatic, temperate, fossorial, and neotropical species of amphibian for breeding, research, and educational and outreach programs
  • Squamate Lab - houses lizards and snakes for education and outreach programs
  • Special Collections - houses lizards, snakes, turtles and tortoises for educational and outreach programs

* We are very grateful to the zoological community and institutions which have donated the vast majority of the animals used in our educational and outreach programs.


Meet the Collections Staff & Volunteers


Crystal Mandica

Crystal Mandica

Collections Manager

Amanda Dahlgren

Amanda Dahlgren

Laboratory Manager & Invertebraculturist

Jeffrey Weiss

Jeffrey Weiss

Facilities Manager

Ashley Byrd

Ashley Byrd

Conservation Collections Coordinator

Michaela Daniel

Michaela Daniel

Inventory Specialist

Barb Marston

Barb Marston

Collections Volunteer

Cassie Ashby

Cassie Ashby

Collections Volunteer

Brittany Szafran

Brittany Szafran

Collections Volunteer

Nicholas Holmes

Nicholas Holmes

Collections Volunteer

Raquel Gonzalez

Raquel Gonzalez

Collections Volunteer

Jess Jemper

Jess Jemper

Collections Volunteer

Karl Guyton II

Karl Guyton II

Collections Volunteer

Brian Richards

Brian Richards

Collections Volunteer

Mireille Lofquist

Mireille Lofquist

Collections Volunteer

Nadine Contreras

Nadine Contreras

Collections Volunteer

Phoebe Offenberg

Phoebe Offenberg

Collections Volunteer

Arina Alexandrova

Arina Alexandrova

Collections Volunteer

Brodie Horn

Brodie Horn

Collections Volunteer

Stephen Lewis

Stephen Lewis

Collections Volunteer

Laurel Tree

Laurel Tree

Collections Volunteer

Caleb Whittington

Caleb Whittington

Collections Volunteer

Sandra Adams

Sandra Adams

Collections Volunteer

Alec Keodara

Alec Keodara

Collections Volunteer

Maggie Nesbit

Maggie Nesbit

Collections Volunteer

Bill Bohling

Bill Bohling

Collections Volunteer

Kyunghee Moon

Kyunghee Moon

Collections Volunteer

Cole Harmon

Cole Harmon

Collections Volunteer

Chinmoy Paul

Chinmoy Paul

Collections Volunteer

Gabriela Herbert

Gabriela Herbert

Collections Volunteer

Rett Tolentino

Rett Tolentino

Collections Assistant

Anthony Mandica

Anthony Mandica

Collections Assistant & Namer