Meet The PBS Family

Our highly knowledgeable staff is always at the ready to help you in all of your bird needs. Our goal is to make your experience at our store as pleasant as possible treating you like family. Each staff member has years of experience with birds and many have multiple birds of their own. What sets our staff apart from other stores is our true dedication and vast knowledge of birds. We truly care for the animals and strive to make sure that all of the birds who come into our store are taken care of as if they were our own. Scroll down to learn more about some of the long term employees who make up the Paterson Bird Store Flock.

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Phil Jasper

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John has been apart of our staff since 2013 starting when he was 14 years old. Currently, John is in his last year of  undergrad at Bloomsburg University studying to become an avian & exotic veterinarian. While he was not always a "bird person" growing up, they quickly took his heart and paved the way to becoming an avian vet. At school he is currently conducting research, called the Budgie Project, with hopes to create better diets for all birds in captivity. When he is home from school you will can see John in the store doing all sorts of things such as creating the website, fixing problems with online systems, clipping nails and wings, but mainly hand feeding the babies in our nursery. He is one of our resident experts on all large birds from parakeets on up. At home John has a crazy White Bellied Caique named Poe who is 7 years old.


Julia Ortiz

Julia is an IT Major and kicks ass.