Sal Scibetta has been involved with turtles for over 35 years. Over the past 20 years he was involved in the Education and Reptile departments at Montgomery (Alabama) Zoo, San Antonio Zoo and Animal World and Snake Farm Zoo. He is a Texas Master Naturalist, a volunteer with the Padre Island National Seashore's Kemp's Ridley Sea Turtle recovery project and frequently contributes to the Turtle Survival Alliance's long-term monitoring projects in Texas. In addition, he is a veteran, Air Force Reservist and a Leukemia survivor. He has a Bachelor's in Science from Auburn University, Montgomery.