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.
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.
Brittany first started working with us in August 2019. She is instrumental in caring for our store birds and all of boarded birds. Once done caring for those birds, she heads home to care for her Blue and Gold Macaw, Jardine Parrot, Sun Conure, 2 Greencheek Conures, Java Finches, and a Budgie.
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.