Eric Moore – Owner of Jay’s Bird Barn
My interest in birds began when I was very young. By the time I was five years old I was fascinated with birds and watched them at feeders in my parents’ yard in Massachusetts.
At the age of 13 I joined the Tucson chapter of the National Audubon Society. When I lived in Utah I participated in the Utah County Birders Club (there was not an Audubon chapter in Provo). I have been associated with the Prescott chapter of the National Audubon Society for the past eleven years and have served on the board of directors and as the publicity chair.
I have led bird walks, been in charge of the Spring Migratory Bird Count, and I have participated in the Christmas Bird Count in Tucson, Provo, and Prescott for a time period spanning 30 years. I consider myself to be an excellent birder. Birding is more than a hobby for me–it is a passion.
Ryan Crouse – Manager of Jay’s Bird Barn in Prescott
I am a longtime Northern Arizona resident and moved to Prescott from Flagstaff in 2011. I love Northern AZ because of the people, diversity, outdoor sights and activities. The amazing birds that come through this area are a huge bonus!
I graduated from Flagstaff High School in 2003 and have never left Northern AZ. I’ve lived in Flagstaff, Sedona and Prescott. Prescott certainly has the most pleasant weather in general. I have a son named Braeden who is often a companion on my birdwatching and traveling adventures! My significant other, Alyssa, almost always comes along with me as well. I started working as the Manager for Jay’s Bird Barn in 2013 and have enjoyed every minute here. The business has changed a lot in the short time I’ve been a part of it and I’m excited to watch it grow in the years to come.
Other than birdwatching, I like playing and watching sports (Go Seahawks & Dodgers!), hiking, other outdoor activities, traveling around the state and spending time with my Family and the great friends I have! Thank you so much to my coworkers and all the great customers we have at Jay’s Bird Barn.
Dena Greenwood – Manager of Jay’s Bird Barn in Sedona
Dena Greenwood began her birding adventures 25 years ago as an Arizona State Park’s ranger leading bird walks at the local parks and developing bird lists for numerous State Parks. She received her graduate degree in environmental biology with an emphasis in ornithology, botany and geology. She conducted bird research for Colorado Plateau Research Station, National Park Service, and the U.S. Forest Service on the Verde and Colorado, and San Juan River corridors.
She is a Northern Arizona Audubon Board member developing field trips below the Rim and a founding committee member of the Verde Valley Bird and Nature Festival organizing field trips for the Festival. She currently teaches Birds of the Region courses through Yavapai College and leads Wednesday bird walks for Jay’s Bird Barn.
Michele Losee – Manager of Jay’s Bird Barn in Flagstaff
I am from Sedona, Arizona but have lived all over the United States as well as Gloucestershire, UK. I am a Master Falconer and a PhD Candidate at Antioch University New England. In collaboration with AZ Game & Fish Dept., I research Golden Eagle population dynamics for the entire state of Arizona. Additionally, I hold a BS in Biology from Texas Christian University and a MS in Environmental Policy and Management.
For the past 15 years, I have been involved in raptor rehabilitation and public education with various organizations such as the Northern Arizona Audubon Society, National Zoo and the International Center for Birds of Prey. I am a member of many organizations such as Northern Arizona Audubon Society, North American Falconer’s Association, the Raptor Research Foundation, Arizona Falconer Association and the International Association of Avian Trainers and Educators.