Gaye Thomasson has shared her life with parrots for over three decades and has been teaching since she was 14 years old. Gaye was trained as a concert pianist and holds a Bachelor's Degree in Music as well as a Master's Degree in Music, Piano Performance. After marrying Robert, her husband, she returned to college and became a public school teacher. She taught for sixteen years in the Cherry Creek School District and retired in 2003.
Gaye has parlayed her years of classroom experiences and her knowledge of parrots into teaching fun, hands-on workshops for local parrot welfare organizations. She was the Volunteer Coordinator for The Gabriel Foundation located in Elizabeth, Colorado for three years as well as the core team Volunteer Coordinator and eventually Education Manager for Metro Denver Parrot Rescue for two-and-a-half years. Gaye also co-created and produced a well-received parrot nutrition video in 2011.
When she is not leading avian workshops or making enriching toys, perches and stands, Gaye enjoys gardening (mostly for her birds!), reading, playing her piano, daily long walks with Robert and the dogs, and of course, spending quality time with her beautiful feathered kids.
Gaye and Robert reside on their Elbert, Colorado ranch with two wonderful dogs, one superior cat (Just ask him!), and five very spoiled parrots, two Amazons and three Macaws.
"Live in such a way that you would not be ashamed to sell your parrot to the town gossip." - Will Rogers