Meet Our Staff
Pete and Paula
Paula and Pete received a cockatiel as a wedding present 50 years ago. Their love for birds eventually grew into a hobby, breeding birds in their home, and then into a business. They opened into a retail store 30 years ago. "We are blessed that the shop is now in the capable hands of our daughter, Bernadette". They are currently enjoying semi-retirement as Bernadette learns all the facets of the business.
Baby Care and Sales Staff
Liz is essential in making sure babies are hand fed, customers are up to date on their birds, and early morning feedings. Along with her two dogs, she and her husband have a Red Rump Parakeet, two Saffron Finches, 3 Owl Finches, 2 Gouldian Finches, 2 Society Finches, and a Koi Fish.
While Mary started with us first as a volunteer in 2020, she has been part of our sales staff since 2021. Mary’s favorite thing to do is help new customers handle birds and discover a love for birds. Mary has a big heart for the little birds especially and shares her home with a menagerie of animals including 9 budgies, 2 button quail, a dog, and a hamster.
Since the store opened the year Bernie was born, she’s been around the birds from the beginning. Bernie has managed the store since 2010 after her graduation from The Ohio State University. Her focus has been on educating customers specifically on nutrition, enrichment, and toy making. At home she has an Umbrella Cockatoo, 2 Blue Head Pionus and 2 Cockatiels.
Tracy has been with us since 2019 as our Volunteer Coordinator as well as helping care for our birds during closed days. She has a house full of kids, animals, and birds that her husband Scott "puts up with". She has a Greencheek Conure, an African Grey, Cockatiel, Goffin Cockatoo, Quaker, 3 Rosey Bourke Parakeets, 2 guinea pigs, 3 dogs, rabbits, oh and 4 human children, too.
Ivy has been with us since Fall 2021 after being a long time customer. She helps take care of our breeders and store pets and is happy to help our customers on our open days. At home she shares her life with a Cockatiel, Greencheek Conure, and several budgies. She is currently in school in agriculture science and has a huge love for fish and aquatics as well.