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ShipYourAquatics.com is built to help aquatic professionals and hobbyists ship fish, corals, invertebrates, and supplies easily, securely and affordably. ShipYourAquatics.com, along with our other All Pro Shipping sites, has successfully shipped over 250,000 packages—on time.

 

A LITTLE HISTORY

Business partners since 1993, Chad Brown and Robyn Markland make a formidable team with skills and personalities that complement each other well.  They met while attending school at the University of Colorado where Chad played football and Robyn worked at a CD store.  Eventually, Robyn began managing Chad’s growing business, Pro Exotics Reptiles, while Chad traveled during his college and professional football years. Together, they built it up into one of the premier reptile facilities in the US.

In 2009, they launched a shipping company that included ShipYourAquatics, opening a world of safe, legitimate, and affordable shipping for hobbyists and professionals across the country. 

Due to a tragic fire in 2011 that destroyed the Pro Exotics facilities, Robyn and Chad have stepped away from breeding live animals and set their full attention on service and information.  They now run three separate companies: All Pro Shipping (the parent company of ShipYourReptiles & ShipYourAquatics), The Reptile Report, and THG Heat.

 

OUR TEAM

Chad

CHAD BROWN – OWNER, CO-FOUNDER

Chad and his wife, Kristin, have two golden doodles named Charlie Brown and Snoopy Brown—each in competition for the World’s Best Dog title. Chad also keeps a leachianus gecko at home that he’s had for over 15 years. In the office at work, he’s got four green tree pythons helping to test out new caging for THG Heat. 

During the Football season, Chad is a broadcaster for both college and NFL football. Most weekends will find him in a suit and tie, looking at a camera or talking into a microphone about football. With so many hats to wear, Chad doesn’t have much time for hobbies, but when he can, he will enjoy body surfing while near the ocean, and mountain biking while in the mountains. And he’s always on the lookout for his next great meal. 

 

Robyn

ROBYN MARKLAND – CO-FOUNDER

A pair of shelter dogs were lucky enough to be adopted by Robyn and his wife, Nicci. Robyn also recently came to own the legendary beaded lizard, Fernando, from Bob Applegate. Fernando is over 50 years of age and is 44” in length—the oldest and largest beaded lizard in the world.  Fernando now lives at the ShipYourReptiles offices. 

Robyn also enjoys CrossFit, Brazilian jiu jitsu, mountain biking and searching for world-class sushi during his frequent travels for business and pleasure. 

As of July, 2019, Robyn is no longer a part of the All Pro Shipping team.

 

JUDY CLOTHIER – BUSINESS DIRECTOR

After helping to build The Reptile Report and crewing its helm as Editor in Chief for its first three years, Judy shifted gears and hats, moving over into the world of shipping to manage the thousands of accounts at ShipYourReptiles and ShipYourAquatics. 

Judy has retired as one of the owner/administrators of Ball-Pythons.net after more than ten years, but is still passionate about educating animal lovers on the proper care of reptiles as pets.  After 28 years of service, Judy's Air Force office husband finally retired and moved the family to San Antonio, Texas to settle down, hopefully for good.

If you have any questions regarding your SYR/SYA account or shipping rates, Judy will take care of you! She's also your Point-of-Contact for all inquiries on sponsorships, advertising, and all projects related to All Pro Shipping.

 

JORDEN PERRETT – PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR

Actively field herping since he was 8, and having kept and bred many species since the mid 80s, Jorden is passionate about working with reptiles, especially in the field. His photography has been published in several books and after 15 years of a sales management career, he shifted focus to web & application development as well as marketing & graphic design which he had been doing on the side since the birth of the Web in the mid-90s. Now he can combine his experience in development with his passion for everything reptile. There are big things brewing and Jorden is thrilled to be a part of it.

 

AJ RIEDEL – CUSTOMER SERVICE MANAGER

AJ is a French transplant and has called Colorado home for the past 27 years. When not working, she enjoys spending time with her daughter and family, reading books, making art, and going on hikes. AJ has two snakes: a banana spider ball python named Hei Hei, and a California King snake named Domino, both of whom were shipped through SYR. She also she shares her office with Fernando, a massive Mexican beaded lizard.

 

BRAD DOWNEY – CUSTOMER SERVICE

Brad is a Colorado native that currently resides in Englewood, Colorado. He graduated in November 2018 from Colorado State with a bachelor's degree in Marketing and Strategic Communications. He holds a passion for reptiles and amphibians that started at a young age through outings with his father. Someday he hopes to find himself in warmer weather - maybe Florida, Arizona, or West Texas where he can not only miss the worst of the weather, but there's also lots of herps and flora to find and photograph. In his free time he enjoys spending time with loved ones and outside during nice weather.

 

Ship With Confidence

We are FedEx-certified to ship live aquatic animals, including fish, coral and invertebrates, to residences.  Every customer who ships with us gets the same high-level customer support as a million-dollar shipper.

Get a rate quote or book a shipment on ShipYourAquatics.com. We make shipping live fish and corals easy, secure, and affordable.