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September 2021
Hey Kathy, 
Just wanted to thank you again for putting on a great presentation at Landon’s birthday. Everyone had a great time, and I know it’s a party he’ll never forget. I’ve already had multiple parents ask for your information so hopefully there’s some more business heading your way. 
-Anthony B. 
August 2021
"Many thanks, Kathy!!!! Leo said it was his happiest day ever. You were amazing!!!!" At the same party regarding The Dare Chair, "I thought my husband was going to faint!  It was so fun : ) I think he was really proud of himself too!"
May 2021
Hi Kathy, 
I just wanted to thank you SO much for Christopher’s birthday this afternoon. You are really just wonderful and so much fun. We had a great time, and all the other parents were saying the same. You are fantastic with kiddos, and of course, with your special creatures! Thank you for being a huge part of a wonderful day! 

While at a Lake Poway party, the birthday boy told me that this Lizard Wizard surprise was "a dream come true." Other young guest said that it was "a great experience." Email below from mom. 

August 22, 2020

Hello Kathy. I wanted to say a BIG THANK YOU for coming yesterday. You made our day. Our kids were absolutely happy. They had so much fun with you and your animals. Again thank you so much. That was awesome. Hope we will see you next year.)) Stay safe and have a great day.



Sept. 8, 2019

Thank you sooooo very much for today!!! You made my son's birthday extremely memorable. He loved every single moment and was beyond happy he got to hold the bugs!!!!

I will sing your praises to anyone who asks.??????????

Thank you!



April 22, 2019


Kathy, A sincere thank you for such a wonderful time on Saturday - the kids cannot stop talking about it, and neither can we! We very much appreciate your fun yet professional approach. Thanks for making Jaydan's birthday a success!


March 30, 2019

....You did birthday parties for both of my girls 10-15 years ago. We loved it! My daughter just turned 21 & we were reminiscing over best birthday parties and you came up.....Many thanks, Pat Freitas

February 6, 2019

Yes, I love your presentation and all the animals and would hate to shorten your presentation. You are my favorite presenter! But, please let me know what works for you as to time. Please send me the invoice and I will get things rolling at the Main Office. Deborah


October 8, 2018

Hi Kathy, Thank you again for such an amazing program for the kids! Everyone was thrilled! It was such a treat and we couldn't be happier! Best, Seda


Sept. 23, 2018

Amber wrote: "Thank you so much for yesterday! Wyatt was so happy and in love with all of your animals!! It really made her day! I can’t ever thank you enough!"

On Mon, Aug 28, 2017 at 9:11 PM, Summer Johnson wrote:

I just wanted to thank you SO MUCH for bringing all of your beautiful animals to Dane's party. You really were so amazing and you kept the kids attention throughout the presentation. I honestly could not have been more happy with Dane's birthday party and you brought so much joy to my son and to me. I have no hesitation recommending you to anyone who asks. 
If you would like, I can send you a link to my shutterfly album with all of the pictures from the party. You are more than welcome to use any of them for your website (at least the ones of my kids).
Thanks again,
~Summer Johnson


July 13, 2017

Hiya Kathy, 

I just wanted to take a minute and thank you for your awesome presentation at Finn’s party on Sunday, you did a great job!  I had several people tell me it was the best kids party they’d ever been to.  You really love and care for your animals and it really shows.  

Thank you so much!



Hi Kathy,                                                                January 24, 2017


Here is a link to the article that was just published online:

Cherie Gough

Red Tricycle 



Kathy,                                                                                                                                    September 21, 2015


I just wanted to thank you again for the wonderful animal display you did for our Alice's 4th birthday party! You truly seem to care for the animal and the patience you had with the kids was amazing. The kids were so excited and enjoyed it so much! I wanted to share two pictures from the event yesterday, feel free to use them for anything you like.
/Hakan & Frida

Hi Kathy,                                                                                                                              September 19, 2015

Thank  you so much for the show today. Autumn had a blast! She said it was the best birthday ever! You were awesome and all the kids loved it!

Have a great night, 


Hi Kathy                                                                                                                                 October 12, 2014
THANK YOU.  Nico and the entire group had so much fun.  It is the best decision for a party that I have ever made.  Nico said it was the best day of his life!  If there is a place on the web page or somewhere that I can leave a positive comment and recommendation, I will be happy to do it.
From a sincerely satisfied customer.
Thanks again,

Hi Kathy,                                                                                                                                March 4, 2013 


Just want to let you know that was a great show, Pierce had a great time on his birthday. I have never seen him smile so much, it was a dream come true for him to be holding all of those frogs and reptiles J

Thank you for making his day special. Such a fun, informative and educational show!


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Hi Kathy,
I'm thrilled that you used me as a reference!!!  I hope that the gal calls me because I adore you and your program is SO educational!
You know, Kathy, I owned The Discovery Center for 16 years and have been here at Calvin for 10 years already!!  I think that we have been together for longer than 14 years!  Good thing neither one of us are aging!!  We are still young chicks!  Oh how time flies!!
I look forward to your visit on the 23rd and I'm pretty sure that the 2/3rd combo class will be here for your second show.  There is only a total 16 students.  I'll verify and get back to you so that you know prior to coming.
I'll see you soon and don't ever hesitate to give out my info to others!!!!
From: tina d.
Subject: Thank You
To: "Kathy E Hester" <lizardwizard.ofsd@yahoo.com>
Date: Sunday, December 2, 2012, 7:46 PM

Hi Kathy,
Thank you so much for sharing your animals with us today.  Your patient gentle way with the kids was fantastic - as well as your enthusiasm for sharing info about the animals with the children.  Everyone said it was the best birthday they'd ever been to and parents complained that now we'd set the bar too high :-)  
I would recommend your services any time.
Have a beautiful holiday season.

March 4, 2012 


Thank you so much for the amazing birthday entertainment you provided at my son's birthday! It was by far the BEST birthday party I have ever thrown one of my children and it was absolutely worth it.  Your patience and knowledge and ability to make everyone comfortable was so appreciated by all.  Everyone is still talking about how much fun they had at Merec's birthday! Thought I would share a little photo collage of the fun! Thanks again!

Travis and Vanessa Dellinger


After an April 29, 2009 event:

"What a terrific show, Kathy - you were awesome. 

You have a real knack and warmth and connection with the kids that showed throughout the performance - well done.  I envy you that ease and light humor - you KNOW they are eating out of your hands!


After a birthday party on November 29, 2009:

Thanks so much for making my son's birthday party so fun today. Everyone had a great time and I've gotten several emails from parents saying their kids kept talking & talking about how neat all your animals were. I really appreciate you sharing your love for reptiles with us and being so great with the kids even when it was hectic at times. Declan had a wonderful birthday party & the thing he keeps talking about, is how he got to hold a frog. Also, I'm so proud of myself for getting much closer to getting over a fear of snakes. I've attached a photo of my therapy moment.

Thanks again,
Shanon Lancas

(See first photo below)

February 2010:

Hello Kathy,

I want to thank you for giving my son, Logan, the most amazing 4th birthday party.  I will never forget the uncontrollable laughter coming from him when you put the two frogs on his feet.  He is still talking about all of the animals.  I have had numerous parents tell me it was the best party and so entertaining.  Thank you for everything.  You were so wonderful with the kids.  I'm sure we will see you again in a couple of years as I know Logan will be requesting another reptile party in the future.  

Without a doubt, you found your true calling.  You are wonderful at your job & I'm so thankful to have found you.  

We have several wonderful pictures of the kids with the animals.  Let me know if you would like them.

Warmest regards,

Lisa Lee

P.S.  I'll never forget the look on my husband's face when you put all of the critters on him.  Priceless!  Thank you!


At Christa McAuliffe Elementary School on June 7, 2011 after the presentation a teacher comments: 

"Your assembly is our student's favorite one of the year. They learn the most from you."


At a private birthday party on June 11, 2011 a guest stated, "I've seen many animal shows, yours is the best."



Thank you for all of the nice compliments, Kathy Hester of Lizard Wizard of San Diego

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