"The reason I dedicate myself to helping animals so much is because there are already so many people dedicated to hurting them."~~ Erik Shein

Visionary Entrepreneur, and Animal Welfare Advocate with a background in herpetology

About Erik


Erik Daniel Shein was born Erik Daniel Stoops, November 18th 1966 He is an American writer, and Visionary, film producer, screenwriter, voice actor, animator, entrepreneur, entertainer, and philanthropist, Pet enthusiast and animal health advocate . He is the author and co authored of over 30 nonfiction and fiction books whose writings include six scientific articles in the field of herpetology. His children’s book, “The Forgotten Ornament” is a Christmas classic, and was endorsed by Hollywood legends Mickey and Jan Rooney.

Mr Shein is the creator of the Monsterjunkie universe, and his Debut novels the Monsterjunkies an American family odyssey being a normal family is a state of mind and the sequel Monsterjunkies Sanctuary were Kirkus reviews young adult books of the month November and December 2014 in Kirkus magazine, Monsterjunkies an American family Odyssey was named Top 50 teen books for 2014 by Kirkus

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One of his passions is classic Animation, including his CGI and 2D original story, “The Legend of the Secret Pass” which was made into an independent theatrical animated motion picture with several A list celebrities. He was instrumental in raising productions funds and working with his team to make the project come to fruition. With Legend of Secret Pass Mr. Shein used his zoology studies, and his love for Fortean Zoology and American Indian mythology to weave a story that may become a classic fable. Mr. Shein also created the TV show Reptile Chronicles where he hosted each adventure as the character Professor E with his animated side kick, Doupy the Gila monster. The show received three media industry awards.

Mr. Shein has consulted over the years with such organizations as the Arizona Fish and Game Department and USFWS in assisting them to protect endangered wildlife. He has lectured in over 400 elementary schools, on many conservation and animal-related topics.

Mr. Shein’s media, ecological and educational goals are to protect and preserve the world’s flora and fauna. One of his dreams is to find a host city and create the Earth Genomic Institute and wildlife sanctuary. He currently resides in Arizona.

Project Links

Mickey and I both are proud to be a part of “The Forgotten Ornament”… We highly recommend this wonderful book written by Erik Daniel Shein



Southwest World Environmental & Educational Trust Preliminary Development Report, March 2013 SWEET is a company of Arkwatch Holdings LLC https://www.facebook.com/pages/SWEET-Southwest-World-Educational-Environmental-Trust/134396936577616?fref=ts

It has been proposed to develop a wildlife center dedicated to preservation of endangered, threatened or illegally traded animals. The objectives of the center are to provide a rehabilitation sanctuary for wildlife, DNA storage, and conservation education, form alliances with other conservation trusts.

The idea or inspiration for this project largely comes from Erik Daniel Shein, well known author and herpetologist. Erik in collaboration with another local writer/professor, L.M Reker ,with movie production firms in Los Angeles and funding from a developer from Arizona, created an animated feature length movie called ‘Legend of Secret Pass’. Whose theme was based on the concept of a wildlife sanctuary. In addition they have developed a series of books called ‘My Storyland Friends’ all about animals themes relevant to the mission of S.W.E.E.T. The physical development of S.W.E.E.T is a realization of that idea.

S.W.E.E.T’s Purpose

SWEET is non profit 501 C-3 created to provide the citizens of the world an environmental and educational service entity, which operates within the organizations created by Erik Daniel Shein and Martin Reker: organizations created for the promotion and distribution of their entertainment products, many of which are connected to environmental and educational goals and objectives.

S.W.E.E.T.® dedicates itself to solving some of the most pressing environmental problems in the history of the Earth : the depletion of rare animal and plant species.