Jim (pictured far left with his dog, Melanie) is one of the founders of PerfectPrey.com. His vision and work ethic have been the driving forces for our expansion from a small mouse colony in an air conditioned trailer to the 10,000+ sq. ft. facility we are today. He is a jack-of-all-trades and has designed and built most of the buildings and animal breeding systems we use today. Always thinking about his next project, he has created a very dynamic environment here.
Jim has a bachelor’s degree in biology from Cornell University and received his MBA in business from Florida Atlantic University. Before going full-time with PerfectPrey, Jim was a senior environmental biologist with the South Florida Water Management District. He oversaw a team in charge of wetland restoration and invasive species control.
Jim has a keen interest in the science and practice of composting, luckily he has plenty of material to work with here! When he does have free time, he enjoys carpentry and wood working. He is currently building a wood cabin on a secluded 10 acre wooded lot. With his newly acquired saw mill he has been cutting all his own boards from locally harvested trees. His favorite wood he has seen so far is Australian pine, an invasive here in South Florida, that is both heavy and beautiful when cut into boards.
Bill (pictured holding his daughter, Olivia) is the other founder of PerfectPrey.com. His interest and work with animals has been an important asset in the development and management of our different breeding systems. He has had a life long interest in the natural world. When he was a boy, his bedroom was constantly filled with various aquariums and terrariums containing all types of creatures and plants. He accumulated a large library of books about nature and wildlife and was constantly learning and absorbing as much as he could.
He grew up on the Great South Bay on Long Island and his love of fishing and the water made him want to be a marine biologist or a commercial fisherman. Throughout high school he worked at a fish market and a pet store. He has a bachelor’s degree in biology from the State University of New York, College of Environment Science and Forestry. After college he moved to Florida and took a starting position as a relief keeper at the Palm Beach Zoo. When he left the zoo to go full-time with our business, he had worked his way up to an assistant curator position and was involved in the daily management of both the animal collection and staff.
In is off time, he spends his time with his wife, Stacey and their young daughter, Olivia. He wishes he had more time for fishing and travel.