Meet our WBU Tallahasse Team...

Lori, Sales Associate

Lori is happy to be in Tallahassee, and we are very fortunate to have her here working with us. Before moving to Tallahassee, she worked at the Wild Birds Unlimited store in Winter Springs, Florida.

Lori has three adult children, an absolutely adorable granddaughter and another grandchild on the way! Her son works for the University of Florida, her younger daughter is a graduate from Florida State and her elder daughter is employed by Leon County Schools. Last but not least, she has two fur-babies... Coda the Golden Retriever and Callie who is quite possibly a Labradoodle.

Jennie, Sales Associate

Jennie moved to Tallahassee in 2015 from Vero Beach, where she taught 6th, 7th and 8th grades. Prior to that she was a park ranger at Acadia National Park in Maine, as well as in Black Canyon of Gunnison in Colorado.  Jennie fell in love with birds through working with the park service.  This is not her first time working with a Wild Birds Unlimited... she got her start at Wild Birds Unlimited of Fort Collins, Colorado.

Jennie met her husband, Luke, on the first day of teacher orientation.  Jennie was teaching Science and he was teaching English.  They have four fun kitty fur babies:  Alex, Annie, Rainy and Stormy.

Andrew, Sales Associate

Andrew is an avid photographer and hiker, he trekked the entire Appalachian Trail in 2015.  Prior to that he was a Peace Corps Volunteer in Azerbaijan as an English Teacher and Language & Cultural Trainer.  He has traveled to six continents and over 30 countries which includes trips to Mount Kilimanjaro, the Great Barrier Reef and the Lost City of Petra.

Andrew credits his love for birds to his father, grandfather and aunt.  His faithful side-kick is a well-trained and beautiful border collie named Laika.

 

Ian, Sales Associate

Ian is the newest member of our team.  A native of Tallahassee, he grew up with a love of the great outdoors. In his spare time, Ian likes to scuba dive all over the state and hopes to travel the world in search of new diving spots (and birds) in the future. 

JoEllyn*

JoEllyn is a long time Tallahassee resident. She is an artist and had her work displayed at the LeMoyne Center for the Visual Arts; the September 2018 Exhibit was "Power of Three".

JoEllyn is a mother of three, and a lover of birds, nature and her community.

*During this pandemic, JoEllyn continues to shelter in place as she/her family are at a higher risk of contracting COVID-19.

Michael*

Michael is semi-retired and formerly worked in the technology sector. He and his wife, Beth, are avid day hikers and prefer a challenging train anywhere in the mountains. They added a screen room to the back of their home to enhance their birding experience, providing a superb view of the 6 to 8 bird feeders on their pole system.

At WBU, Michael is quick to share some of his favorite birding videos and photos, and has been working here since August 2014.

*During this pandemic, Michael continues to shelter in place as he/his family are at a higher risk of contracting COVID-19.

 

Nick, Assistant Manager of Store Operations

Nick is originally from the D.C. area. He began work at Wild Birds Unlimited in October of 2015. In addition to a passion for the birds (the Baltimore Oriole his favorite), Nick enjoys all forms of Ancient History and playing/watching as much soccer as possible.

Nick recently moved to Salt Lake City, Utah, but through the wonders of modern technology is able to keep the store well stocked.

 

     

Peter, Angela and Frank McDonnell, Owners

They have come to Tallahassee from St. Louis, Missouri where they also own Wild Birds Unlimited of Florissant.  Their Florissant store is located minutes away from the confluence of the Missouri and Mississippi Rivers where every winter the Riverlands are inundated with Bald Eagles, Snow Geese and Trumpeter Swans as they journey the Mississippi flyway.  Peter comes from the Insurance business, specifically ReInsurance.  Angela's earlier careers were in the Arts and also Design and then more recently at Thies Farm and Greenhouses where she spent seven years playing in the dirt.  When Peter retired early they decided to do something that brought them much JOY... a business in Backyard Bird Feeding!  So, Angela and Peter bought Wild Birds Unlimited of Florissant in August 2016 and are now very excited to have acquired Wild Birds Unlimited of Tallahassee, which is a beautiful store in a progressive community with phenomenal birding.  They are fortunate to have a deck that is great for bird feeding as well as a pond beyond that attracts a variety of herons, egrets, turtles and very vocal frogs.  Frank, is a three year old Boston Terrier.  He's a Momma's boy so if his Momma is in the shop, it's likely that he is too!  Frank is quite captivated by the birds on our deck but he has absolutely no patience for the squirrel... he must go!  Frank loves to give kisses to anyone not sporting a hat or a beard (we don't know why this freaks him out)  As we have warned everyone previously, if he runs up to you, watch your feet because sometimes he gets so happy when he sees people the happiness just leaks out!