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Meet the Owners of Nature Box Pet Emporium


Chad New 

For Chad, it started in Henderson, NV over 10 years ago with his first business, Tiki Tiki Reptiles.  Tiki Tiki was a business based around Chad's experience breeding chameleons, one of his specialties. After several years, he decided to expand his online business to a retail store called Reptiles-N-Reefs. He owned and operated Reptiles-n-reefs for four years before moving to the great state of Colorado.




Elisa Phillips

Elisa has always been passionate about pets. She spent almost 10 years traveling across the country doing anything and everything she could to learn from those that are regarded as the best in their field. She has held various positions related to the pet industry during that time including: pet rescue, animal nutrition, store management, animal law enforcement, as well as both keeping and breeding reptiles and freshwater aquatics.




 The Beginning of Nature Box Pet 

Together, in 2015 they decided to combine forces. With their passion for the industry, their combined 20+ years of experience (in both business and exotic animal husbandry), in addition to the need that the southeast Denver area had for a quality destination pet store, they knew that they could create a new, "must visit" place for animal enthusiasts in Colorado. That is how the concept for Nature Box Pet Emporium was born.