Q: Sam this is fantastic your work and observations being put into a reality to the tortoise community.
A: I always tell the story 30 years ago collecting tortoises is what I was doing, now it is who I am, I no longer can separate the two. Really my motivation is to give back to the animals they have taken me so many places in my life, they have been a motivation from the time I was a child, I studied and I learned, I pushed myself to achieve and gather knowledge. I succeeded in business and taught myself medicine so I could keep them.
The tortoises have brought so much to me in life, I just feel I have to give something back to them, that's my job now.