• A m p h i b i a n   F o u n d a t i o n

    A m p h i b i a n F o u n d a t i o n

    Passionate About Conservation
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  • The Amphibian Foundation

    is dedicated to connecting individuals, communities and organizations in order to create and implement lasting solutions to the global amphibian extinction crisis.
    We provide unique educational opportunities for all ages to learn about amphibians and inspire conservation.
    Established in 2016 by Mark and Crystal Mandica, we collaborate with partners in the fight against amphibian extinction. This page highlights all the people and organizations that have joined the Amphibian Foundation in their mission.

    Contact us
    562 7 RIBBIT (742248)

    Contact Us

    We welcome anyone who wants to join us in the fight to save amphibians AF Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

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These are the dedicated folks who make sure the amphibians & reptiles in our research, conservation & education collections are all thriving.


Maya Risin

Maya Risin

Flatwoods Salamander Lab
William Cooper

William Cooper

Flatwoods Salamander Lab
Becca Rodriguez

Becca Rodriguez

Conservation Collections
Juan Taquechel

Juan Taquechel

Amphibian Lab
Cassie Ashby

Cassie Ashby

Amphibian Lab
Shania Osgood

Shania Osgood

Amphibian Lab
Brittany Szafran

Brittany Szafran

Amphibian Lab
Jordan Ellison

Jordan Ellison

Amphibian Lab
Amanda Ramsay

Amanda Ramsay

Amphibian Lab
Ana Luisa Ahern

Ana Luisa Ahern

Amphibian Lab
Roxana Pena

Roxana Pena

Amphibian Lab
Kiedon Bryant

Kiedon Bryant

Amphibian Lab
Thomas Geaslen

Thomas Geaslen

Amphibian Lab
Marty Sims

Marty Sims

Squamate Lab
Alex Jimenez

Alex Jimenez

Squamate Lab
Will Peninger

Will Peninger

Squamate Lab
Nicholas Holmes

Nicholas Holmes

Squamate Lab
Emma Brown

Emma Brown

Special Collections
Kelsey Strickland

Kelsey Strickland

Special Collections
Audrey Pepi

Audrey Pepi

Special Collections
Virginia Williams

Virginia Williams

Special Collections
Susan Sweeney

Susan Sweeney

Special Collections
Camelia Hood

Camelia Hood

All Labs
Kendra Hernandez

Kendra Hernandez

All Labs
Michaela Daniel

Michaela Daniel

Inventory Specialist
Jeffrey Weiss

Jeffrey Weiss

Tractability Specialist
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The Amphibian Foundation Logo

The Amphibian Foundation Logo

Larval Flatwoods Salamander

The Amphibian Foundation logo, which was drawn by AF Founder Mark Mandica, is a stylized depiction of the larval form of the Frosted Flatwoods Salamander (Ambystoma cingulatum). Salamanders in this family (Ambystomatidae) include the Spotted Salamander (A. maculatum), the Marbled Salamander (A. opacum) and the Axolotl (A. mexicanum)