Carley-Martin is a veterinary technician with a passion for reptile education and pet husbandry. She received her B.S. in Zoology with a concentration on herpetology and entomology from NC State University. She adopted her first snake, a young Ball Python named Ivy, in 2011 and now has over 11 years’ experience of keeping, rescuing and breeding Ball Pythons. She keeps three lizards and four snakes at home, her oldest being a 12 year old Ball Python and intends to use her love for snakes to become a Veterinary Reptile Specialist.
In elementary school, Carley-Martin became "Class Pet Caretaker" for a large Ball Python. Ever since then, she's dedicated her time to studying and caring for reptiles. She adopted her first snake, a young Ball Python named Ivy, in 2011. She then worked at an Exotics Vet Clinic and assisted in the care and examinations of many Ball Pythons. During college, Carley-Martin decided to take her knowledge and intern at a Reptile Zoo where she cared for over 20 Ball Pythons daily. Her favorite part was seeing all the different morphs from Albino Pied Ball Pythons to the very rare Highway Morph!
Carley-Martin MacFarlane graduated from NC State University in December 2020 with a B.S. in Zoology.