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.
Alicia is the assistant manager of Sugarcreek Bird Farm and first started working with us nearly five years ago. Along with her husband and daughter, Alicia homes three African Greys and a Cockatiel.
Head of Store Pet Care
Bev is responsible for our store birds' care and has worked here for ten years . Bev shares her home with an Umbrella Cockatoo, Goffin Cockatoo, Congo African Grey, Indian Ringneck, two Lovebirds & three Cockatiels.
Nathan was hired in December of 2018 and plays a huge part in helping customers on the weekends. He takes a high tech approach when it comes to charting the health of his own birds which include a Sun Conure, Blue and Gold Macaw, and a Curl-Crested Araçari.
Since April 2019, Rachel has been helping us care for all the birds in store and behind the scenes. She’s had a lot of practice caring for birds at home with an Umbrella Cockatoo, two White Faced Cockatiels, a Cinnamon Cockatiel, a Red Factor Canary, five Budgies, multiple chickens, a peacock, and a few guinea hens.
Although she's not old enough for a bird of her own yet, she's been preparing for one for years and hopes to get a Bourke soon.
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.
Head of Finches and Canaries
Jim has been working with us for over seven years and directs the breeding, feeding, and care for all of our finches and canaries. At home, Jim cares for a Black Capped Conure and multiple Kakarikis, Finches, Canaries, and Budgies.
Head of Morning Nursery Care
Gloria’s first day with us was in April of 2016, and she heads feeding and caring for the baby birds in the Baby Room in the mornings. So in the evening and afternoons at home, she looks after her Cockatiel, 2 Bourke Parakeets, 2 Parrotlets, and a Canary.
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.
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 2 Sun Conures and 2 Yellow Sided Green Cheeked Conures.
Head of IT and Graphic Design
David is in charge of graphic design, behind the scenes tech, and our website and online store. At home, David has an HP Envy X360 laptop, Samsung Galaxy S7, a run down HP Compaq desktop computer, a Nintendo Switch, a Nintendo 3DS, an Xbox 360, and a cat.