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Editor’s Choice: 2015 Vanguard Award — Loren Leigh of LLLReptile
The Reptile Report - It’s my honor and pleasure to announce the winners in our special 2015 Editor’s Choice categories. More Editor’s Choice winners from our primary categories will be announced on Thursday, Feb 25th. Reader’s Choice winners are coming on Monday, Feb 29th, so hold on to your seats for more exciting news coming soon!
Congratulations to Loren Leigh of LLLReptile, the recipient of this year’s Vanguard Award. For years, Loren has built his business and kept it on the leading edge of service to the reptile community. From multiple, successful brick & mortar stores, to a huge online business; from dry goods to live breeding programs; from reptile shows around the country to community education and outreach, and so much more; Loren and LLLReptile are setting the example for successful business and community support.
Loren Leigh is the founder and owner of LLLReptile & Supply Company, Inc. LLLReptile boasts five retail stores spread throughout the southern California area and recently expanded into Nevada. Additionally, LLLReptile has 2 fully integrated shipping and distribution warehouses, as well as its newest addition, a state of the art reptile and amphibian breeding facility.
Now in its 19th year of business, LLLReptile has found a solid foothold in the reptile industry. With Loren at the helm, the company continues to grow, and currently employees over 45 dedicated and knowledgeable staff members. By staying privy to the needs of today’s serious herper, LLLReptile continues to provide ongoing insight into the trends of livestock and supplies.
Loren is an advocate of responsible husbandry of reptiles, amphibians, and other exotic creatures. In fact, he supports conservation efforts for animals of all types. The Wildlife Company (sister company of LLLReptile) conducts educational and outreach programs featuring exotic animals of all shapes and sizes at schools, libraries, and private events throughout southern California.
When not engaged in the day–to-day operations of LLLReptile, Loren enjoys both domestic and international travel, during which he always makes time to investigate the local herpetefauna. He hopes that by providing hobbyists access to the finest reptiles and supplies, he can do his part to ensure the survival of our unique hobby.