Welcome Anne Hines and James Hawthorne to the FEBS Team! Annie and James have joined our staff in feeding our beloved residents, pressure washing and keeping the aviaries clean and general upkeep of the Sanctuary.
James is from Brooklyn, NY but has been here for 20 years and comes from Lowes. He also volunteered for the fire rescue department for over 5 years. James has two pitbulls and two cats at home and is an avid animal lover. He always wanted to work with animals and says “everyday is different, it never gets boring”. He loves the Cockatoos as they are the most talkative and friendly. He favorite past time is fishing and he likes to go to Anclove Pier in Holiday.
Annie is from Chicago and has also been here about 20 years. She says “everything happens for a reason” and believes she was brought to FEBS on purpose. She managed a large hotel chain for 9 years and after a layoff, saw our ad on Indeed and reached out to Pat. She loves animals and has 3 birds of her own; Didi, a pineapple green cheeked conure, an Australian macaw named Connor, and an Amazon named Shelby. Connor was a feather plucker until she adopted Didi. Now they are best friends and Connor has stopped picking! Annie loves being at FEBS and the interaction with all the birds.
Welcome to our team and thank you for helping us achieve our mission to provide a forever home to these Parrots and letting them “Just Be A Bird”!