Randy and son Adam Fedak have been involved in reptile and amphibian propagation for many years. Randy started out in Long Beach California in the early 60's breeding alligator lizards and various snakes and lizards but his true love has always been tortoises. His first tortoise breeding project consisted of a group of California Desert Tortoises. Randy continued his studies in Herpetology and Zoology at the University of California, Davis where he graduated in 1982 with a degree in Animal Physiology. During the late 70's he had the good fortune to take part in an internship with the Sacramento Zoo where he worked exclusively in the reptile house. While at Davis he wrote and received a grant to study the bioaccumulation of mercury in reptilian tissues. Randy moved to San Diego in the early 80's and was part of the "herpetological revolution" taking place during what was truly the golden age of herpetoculture. Randy was one of the first people to breed Sulcatta tortoises on a large scale and personally shipped much of the first captive bred breeder stock around the country. In the early 90's Randy continued his life long passion with reptiles after moving to the Santa Cruz area by opening a retail/wholesale breeding facility called Tortuga Flats. After nearly 40 years of research and education Randy is semi-retired from herpetoculture yet still finds time to work with a few species that he really loves. Just when he thought it was all over his son Adam said, "I wouldn't mind having a Day Gecko...", and so the cycle begins again with a new generation and a continued appreciation for reptiles and amphibians.