Cherie Chenot-Rose

Having graduated from Slippery Rock University, PA, in 1989 with a Bachelor of Science in Biology and in Psychobiology, the study of animal behavior, I never imagined my work would be rescuing large American crocodiles in Belize. Herps, reptiles and amphibians, became a part of my life during my five years working as a naturalist for the Barrier Island Environmental Education Center, SC. After years of traveling and becoming everything from a Groundfish Observer for the National Marine Fisheries in Alaska, to a certified Snowboard Instructor in Colorado, and a First Mate onboard dolphin cruises and fishing excursions in the Gulf of Mexico, I finally settled down and married my one true love, Vincent Rose. Together we moved to Belize in 2004 and founded ACES/American Crocodile Education Sanctuary in 2006. Today, we rescue problematic and ill or injured crocodiles that would otherwise be killed. Our work entails research, education, and exciting crocodile captures for tagging, relocations and rescues.