Meet our Wild Bird Specialist Staff Members

Our Wild Bird Unlimited-Knoxville's trained birding specialists are long-time bird watchers and backyard managers. Each is familiar with feeding and conserving wild birds. Should one of our specialists not know the answer to a question about the hobby, each specialist knows where to go or whom to consult for an accurate response.  We are experts in "Bringing People & Nature together".

 

 

 

  

 Certified Bird Feeding Specialist: Tracie Cashi

How long have you worked at WBU?

I came on board with WBU part-time in August of 2019.

What is your favorite bird and why?

The Carolina Chickadee is my favorite. They are small but bold and not afraid to take what they want!

What is your favorite activity outside of work?

Since moving to TN, I enjoy day hikes in the Smokeys. We're so fortunate to have such a beautiful place to enjoy being out "in nature".

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

Full-time Certified Bird Feeding Specialist: Rebecca Berry

How long have you worked at WBU?

I joined the WBU family in July of 2015, coming on board full-time about a year later.


What is your favorite bird and why?


My favorite bird is the Pileated Woodpecker because it's the bird that is most closely related to dinosaurs.


What is your favorite activity outside of work?


I enjoy playing video games and playing with my super smart dog, Maggie May.
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Store Manager: Tiffiny Hamlin

How long have you worked at WBU?

I have been with Liz and Tony since the beginning, June 2014, coming on full-time about a year later.

What is your favorite bird and why?

My favorite bird is the Carolina Wren because it's a cool little bird with a big bold attitude.

What is your favorite activity outside of work?

When I'm not at work, I enjoy woodworking, woodturning, and photography.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Certified Bird Feeding Specialist: RJ (Rebecca Warren)

How long have you worked at WBU?

I started with WBU March 2021.

What is your favorite bird and why?

The Tufted Titmouse is such a spry little bird. I love its jaunty crest and bright black eyes.

What is your favorite activity outside of work? 

It won't surprise anyone to learn that I love watching birds and squirrels. I often combine that hobby with my other favorite activities: reading and writing.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Full-time Certified Bird Feeding Specialist: Donna Monroe

How long have you worked at WBU?

1 year and 6 months

What is your favorite bird and why?

The hummingbird because they are an amazing creation and I love to watch and interact with them. They bring such joy to my life when I can provide for them

What is your favorite activity outside of work?

I love gardening, bird watching, crafting with my Cricut machine, and interior decorating.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stock Room Coordinator: Jerry Bauguess

How long have you been working at WBU?

I came on part-time with WBU in July 2019.

What is your favorite bird and why?

My favorite bird is the Cedar Waxwing because they are elusive and not very often seen.

What is our favorite activity outside of work?

I enjoy entering sweepstakes and reading.