Meet the Flock

We are all dedicated to providing you with great
customer service and a pleasant shopping experience.

Jonas | General Manager

Certified Bird Feeding Specialist

I joined the Wild Birds Unlimited family in 2016. It was one of the best and easiest decisions I ever made to come on board, after meeting the store team, an absolutely delightful Flock of People!

After a 25 year career in specialty and home improvement retail, I was looking for something that would inspire and revive my passion for nature and backyard living. Here I have found a team equally passionate about taking care of the customer and nurturing nature concepts. I am honored to work with such a wonderful team, and it is a true pleasure to learn how I can be the best possible resource for them. I am looking forward to this journey of getting to know each and every one of our dedicated customers, and learn how we can continue to improve or enhance their backyard bird feeding experiences!

 

Jan | Sales Floor Leader

Certified Bird Feeding Specialist, Certified Optics Specialist

As a former teacher and lifelong learner, I enjoy sharing my bird stories with our customers. In my fifteen years at Wild Birds Unlimited I have made many friends and learned many new and interesting facts about birds and the people who like to watch the birds. I know it is spring when I see my first yellow feathered goldfinch in my backyard.

 

William “Bill”

I have worked at Wild Birds Unlimited for 14 years. I have been interested in birds for many years. It started over 30 years ago when I was teaching Cub Scouts to build bird houses and bird feeders. I worked for General Electric for 30+ years and Poly-Hi-Solidar for 5 1/2 years. My favorite birds are American Gold finches and cardinals. The things I like about working at Wild Birds Unlimited are the people I work with and the great owners, plus the quality products and seed that we sell and the dedicated customers that we serve. My hobbies include woodworking, coin collecting and working on our 1930 model "A" Ford.

 

Dena
Education Specialist

Certified Bird Feeding Specialist, Certified Optics Specialist

It has been my pleasure to work at Wild Birds Unlimited in Ft. Wayne since the spring of 1986. I have been watching birds for as long as I can remember. My family moved a lot when I was growing up, and one of the things I always looked forward to was seeing what kind of new birds I could attract. I always enjoy going to work and hearing from our customers about the birds and wildlife in their yards. I think the thing I enjoy the most is the challenge of helping someone with a problem they may have been having, and find it very rewarding to hear back from them that the problem has been solved. When I am not at the store, I can be found out at the barn where I board our two horses.

 

Denise

Certified Bird Feeding Specialist, Certified Optics Specialist

If you have ever heard, "Bluebird, bluebird, bluebird" when you've been in the store, that's me, explaining how to call your bluebirds to the feeders. Might sound strange, but it works! I've enjoyed sharing and listening to customers stories for over fifteen years. I love working with people and helping explain this great hobby.

 

Linda/Store Operations Leader

Certified Bird Feeding Specialist, Certified Optics Specialist

Hi. I'm Linda. My husband and I are lifelong bird watchers and enjoy the hobby immensely. Working here, learning from the individual experiences of all of our wonderful, knowledgeable customers and friends only enhance the enjoyment.
 

 

Mel

I've worked at Wild Birds Unlimited since December of 2010. The staff is easy to get along with and the fork truck is fun to drive. My previous jobs were at Chase Bank for 27 years and driving for an armored car company. My favorite bird is the hummingbird (even if they don't know the words)! I enjoy going on mini vacations, especially to Michigan and Mackinac Island. I also like to work in the yard and garden.

 

Sally

Certified Bird Feeding Specialist, Certified Optics Specialist

I have worked at Wild Birds Unlimited for 15 years and really enjoy the conversations with customers and coworkers about their nature experiences. I have been feeding the critters on and off for approximately 30 years. I am a retired federal employee and truly enjoy the relaxation of bird and critter feeding and watching. I enjoy going to car club meetings/shows and to the lake with my grandchildren. I am also involved in numerous charitable organizations when I have the time.

 

 

Richard

 
Certified Bird Feeding Specialist

I grew up on a large farm in Northern Illinois, so I was exposed to the wild creatures at an early age.  I have been feeding the birds in my yard and love seeing the birds gather.  I have been a customer of Wild Birds Unlimited for years and love the staff and store.  Now that I work here, I am blessed with such great learning experiences and I love being able to help those that come in with questions and birding needs.  It is so nice to be able to help someone just starting out, or with long experience with the birds.  I learn more every day and our customers love of their birds is so contagious.