Audra Barrios, owner and founder of Lick Your Eyeballs is a biologist that has professionally worked  with reptiles for over 10 years. She travels throughout the world to see them in their natural habitats. She holds a BS in Marine Biology from UC Santa Cruz. In addition to caring for 300+ animals at LYE, Audra works a biologist at the California Academy of Sciences.  

Anoosh Moutafian (Ani) holds a BS in Biology from UC Santa Cruz and is a children's book illustrator currently earning an MFA from the Academy of Art in San Francisco. She has been teaching in various capacities for over 10 years, part of that time at Catalina Island Marine Institute. Currently, her favorite reptile is the white-throated monitor (Varanus albigularis albigularis).




Fan'na Akins has worked professionally with hundreds of species of reptiles, amphibians and fishes over the last 12 years. She has a 7-year-old son and loves working with children. She has an incredible knowledgeable of captive care and breeding of numerous reptiles.