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Meet our People

It is the goal of Brad's WORLD REPTILES to provide engaging educational programs in which people of all ages and from diverse backgrounds can learn about the diversity of animals and the natural world.

Our Team

Brad Tylman

Founder and Owner

Brad has been teaching biodiversity and sustainable conservation of ecosystems and their inhabitants for nearly three decades. A professional herpetologist and biologist, he has been a prominent exotic reptile breeder since the 1970's and in the 1980's pioneered the large-scale reptile educational exhibits that are so popular today. As a unique approach to conservation these hands-on exhibits provide people with an opportunity to see, learn about, and even handle a large variety of exotic species. This experience, in turn, opens their eyes to the fact that these vulnerable animals and their habitats are worthy of, and in dire need of, protection.

Mark Hlavinka

General Manager

Mark began working at Brad's World Reptiles over 20 years ago. Over the years he's worked his way into the General Manager position and is now responsible for coordinating staff and intern schedules, doing tours, and the management off the well over 1,000 varieties of snakes, lizards, turtles, tortoises, birds, amphibians, arachnids, insects, and rodents.


Justus Humble

Educator - Events Manager - Facilities Worker

 Justus started working at BWR as a landscaper and quickly developed a passion for working with the many different species at animals at our facilities. 

Soon Justus was doing educational tours, animal presentations, well as setting up and running a variety of exhibits.

His favorite animals to work with are alligators, snapping turtles and water monitors.

Outside of Brads World he plays in his band "Reptile Lovechild".

Justus studies environmental science with an emphasis on invasive species, and has done several years of conservation work through Northwest Youth Corps.

Our Team
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