The third in a series of occasional profiles of birdwatchers who are from or spend a lot of time in northwestern Pennsylvania.
Family: married to Jim Franz; daughter, Tami, and 2 grandchildren, Emory, 5 and Kayleigh, 2
Lives in: Harborcreek Township
College: Bachelor of Arts in English, Mercyhurst; Master of Arts in Speech Language Pathology, Edinboro
Originally from: Erie
How I got into birding: I was primarily a backyard birder until I moved to Harborcreek and started seeing birds that were new and interesting to me. A friend of mine, Julie Leonard, introduced me to Jerry McWilliams, birding guru/mentor, and his bird identification classes and from there my interest took off.