Snowboarder and Pre-school Teacher


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About Joey

Joey is a former competitive snowboarder and preschool and early education teacher. Experienced leading children through enriching experiences that are educational, engaging, and fun, in both school, after school, and in-home environments, Joey believes anything and everything can be a learning opportunity for kids. The loving owner of a very cool critter, Lizzy (full name, Lizeardo DiCaprio!), and animal rights and environmental advocate, he brings a thoughtful and calm energy to all his Experiences β€” and sometimes Lizzy comes along, too!

Joey is vaccinated against COVID-19.


Cool Critters

This 2-hour experience is designed for children to interact with a very cool critter, Joey's Leopard Gecko, Lizeardo DiCaprio β€” fondly known as Lizzy!


We did Cool Critters with Joey and he had all 3 of my boys entertained and engaged for the 2 hours he spent with them. He is a big kid himself and lots of fun. Would highly recommend this experience, and working with Cris has been easy and convenient. Loving this service.
Amanda S
A wonderful experience had by all. Parents and kids loved their experience and I will passing the info along to many friends. The teacher had great command of the kids and was patient and helpful.
Irene S
Cool critters was amazing and Joey was such a great teacher. I would highly recommend the experience!
Jamie N
Phenomenal experience that our 3yr old and 7yr old loved! The instructor was so patient, caring, fun and funny! We will be signing up for more experiences soon and can’t wait for our friends to check it out too!
Dusty J
Aiden talked about reptiles for days after this experience. He loves it and asked me to book more for him.
Danyel W
Joey (and Lizzy!) we’re fantastic!! Joey was kind, engaging and so thoughtful! My son had THE BEST experienceβ€” at bedtime tonight, he told me β€œI love Joey and Lizzy. I hope they can come again soon.
Sara P
Isabella had a great time playing with Joey. She wasn't quite ready to hold Lizzy but she liked learning about his environment and doing all the activities. We would do this again for sure!
Natalie M