About Me

Heart of Feathers Education & Training, LLC

Sheila S. B., CPBC, MBA
Certified Parrot Behavior Consultant/Trainer

About Me

Sheila S. B. became a Certified Parrot Behavior Consultant/Trainer in 2015.  She completed her coursework/ seminars and mentorship from the IAABC (International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants) to earn her IAABC -CPBC credentials.  She has studied bird behavior with renowned animal behaviorist Lara Joseph (The Animal Behavior Center). In addition, she has been volunteering at the MSPCA - Nevins Farm (Methuen, MA) in the exotic bird section since 2010.

After gaining the necessary experience and certification, Sheila established her avian consulting business, Heart of Feathers Education & Training in 2015. 

Sheila continues her hands on experience by assisting other rescues (Foster Parrots, and Quaker Parrot Society) by foster birds that need some behavior assistance. This experience helps her work with clients going through the same behaviors.

She is a graduate of Roger Williams University and received her MBA from Endicott College. 

In June 2021, Sheila completed the requirements for her certificate from the University of Washington in Applied Animal Behavior. She can carry the letter UW-AAB after her name to designate this..

Memberships

  • International Associated of Animal Behavior Consultants

  • Pet Professional Guild

  • The Animal Behavior Center - Parrot Project

  • Quaker Parrot Society

Organizations:

  • Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (MSCPA) 

    • Companion Bird Trainer/Consultant​

  • Foster Parrots

    • Companion Bird Behavior Consultant​

  • Quaker Parrot Society (QPS)

    • Re-home/Placement Program Chairperson