Elizabeth Semple was born and raised in Brampton, Ontario and always had pets. She began keeping reptiles about 8 years ago after falling for a pair of bearded dragons. Since then, she has started her own reptile breeding business (DarkSide Dragons) and has developed a passion for other reptiles including Uromastyx, Rhacodactylus geckos, Leopard geckos, Blue Tongue skinks, and Australian water dragons. She has also kept ball pythons, a temperamental Texas Rat Snake, and a few Tarantulas.
Elizabeth obtained a B.A. Hons. in History and Anthropology from Trent University in Peterborough, ON. She has two beautiful daughters, and spends most of her time raising these two busy girls. Recently, Elizabeth has become more focused on educating the public about responsible reptile ownership and working toward the goal of changing the perception and stereotypes some folks may have about reptiles and reptile hobbyists.