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The Bird House has satisfied my love for entrepreneurship in a business which adds to the quality of life in our community. I am pleased to be able to offer our customers an enjoyable shopping experience while enhancing their love of nature. Our continuing focus on superior customer service and a growing selection of bird, garden and gift items is a challenge but a rewarding experience.
Brooke enjoys learning about bird products, working with coworkers, and interacting with customers. She lives with her husband and has a daughter, son-in-law, and grandson living in the area. In her spare time she enjoys gardening, nature, and playing with her grandson.
Carole was director of an Environmental Education Resource Center for over 15 years. She enjoys imparting her knowledge to help bird enthusiasts. Carole sings in the Rochester Oratorio Society and she enjoys birding, gardening, kayaking and spending time with her family.
Kim is our newest addition and a valuable one at that! She is not only a hard worker but so friendly and knowledgeable! We are lucky to have her join our Bird House family.
Liz has a degree in Wildlife Conservation and has worked at various nature centers as a naturalist and environmental educator. When away from the Bird House Liz enjoys the outdoors, native gardening, baking, button-making and loud music!
Michelle has always been a lover of the great outdoors and animals. She enjoys spending time in her yard watching birds (especially blue jays) and learning more about birds and ways to attract them.
Patti, otherwise known as the “Repair Queen”, has an electrical and mechanical design background. She enjoys birding, hiking, fishing, and relaxing in the Thousand Islands. When home she spends her time gardening with her husband and playing with their two awesome rescue bunnies.
Rich has been a customer of The Bird House since he moved to the area sixteen years ago! He remembers seeing a Help Wanted sign on the door one day and thinking, “This would be a fun place to work.” How right he turned out to be!
He is proud to be part of a superb team of people who are committed to helping customers enjoy birds and gardens. Our main tasks, solving problems and providing caring service, are inherently interesting and rewarding. He enjoys the variety of interacting with customers, unpacking new merchandise, doing repairs, creating displays, packaging seed, organizing back stock, and so on. He did much of the work of our recent expansion, with a lot of help; he is often called upon to reach things that are up high; and is our go-to Shelf Guy.
Earlier in Rich’s life he was a teacher and administrator. When not at the store, he is now an adjunct professor at MCC and also works in the Testing and Assessment Office there. He and his wife Janet are getting used to being empty nesters and the grandparents of two of the cutest little girls ever. They live in Bushnell’s Basin with their two elderly cats, Scamp and Scout. They love the outdoors and gardening – and all four of them are avid backyard birders.
Sabrina lives with her husband and two beautiful girls, who keep her pretty busy! She loves spending time in her yard and recently saved an injured bird in her yard.
Steve is a native of Pittsford and a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Syracuse University who subsequently went off to Minnesota for twenty-five years, during which he worked as a map-maker, a people manager, and a web and software techie, mostly in fast-moving, very creative start-up environments. He’s now landed at The Bird House where he enjoys working with all the nice people who enjoy birding and the outdoors. As our newest employee, and as an owner of five different bird feeders himself, Steve’s busy learning all he can (and always will be), so that you can rely on him to do his best to understand your bird-related needs and then help you find what you’re after, here at The Bird House!
Trish is a teacher’s assistant and also volunteers her time at Tinker Nature Park. As an avid backyard birder, Trish is great at answering any of your birding questions!
STAR – Star is our store cat. Make sure you take a minute to say hi to him the next time you visit!