July Monthly Meeting
Friday, July 13, 2018
"Amazon Tree Boas & Running a Podcast/YouTube Channel"
For this speech, I plan on delving into my experience working with reptiles, how that lead me to Corallus hortulanus, and why I love them so much! I also want to speak on what sparked Corallus Radio and the Godbold Exotics YouTube Channel. If time permits, I want to touch on what it's like running a podcast and a YouTube channel, the pro's/cons, and possibilities. I also want to speak on why those platforms can be beneficial to our hobby, provided they are done properly and responsibly.
My name is Jeff Godbold and I've been into reptiles my entire life. Growing up in Florida, herping was a part of my childhood which fostered my love for wildlife, specifically serpents. I've worked with snakes, geckos, and turtles off and on throughout the years. Currently, I've decided to focus more on snakes, specifically arboreal boas and pythons. I'm an arboreal fanatic at heart, so that's where the bulk of my collection falls.
My day job is in the appraisal industry, and aside from reptiles, I'm a huge fan of the outdoors; and a musician. I've played the drums and the guitar for the better part of my entire life and really feel I have a connection with music. Hopefully this gives you a glimpse of who I am beyond just a name in the hobby. My passion for reptiles is what lead me to create my two main projects: Godbold Exotics & Corallus Radio.