Lindsay grew up in Oklahoma City and moved to Provo, Utah, in 2009 to attend college. In addition to being a trainer for Scales and Tails, she is a technical writer and also coaches recreational climbing classes for a local gym. Her passion for animals started early, but she specifically recalls her infatuation with crocodilians beginning with an educational presentation on the reptiles that one of her classmate’s fathers did when she was in kindergarten.
Donnie, a construction worker for a company in Utah, has been infatuated with reptiles since he was a young child. He has owned an 18-foot python and a 4-foot monitor lizard as well as numerous snakes. He almost didn’t attend the birthday party where Lindsay was attacked, but changed his mind at the last minute.