My name is Jason Confer. I live in Aaronsburg, PA. I have been a licensed taxidermist since 2010 and a part of the PTA for almost 5 years. Being a part of such a great organization has been such a blessing. I have learned so much from competing
and from all of the great people I have met at the shows. Between the seminars and hands-on classes offered at the shows and the information that I have received from other members my work has gone to the next level.
  I am currently employed at Millipore Sigma and have been for 6 years. I pack HPLC columns which are used all around the
world to test food and pharmaceutical drugs. If you have ever watched CSI, when they put a sample into a machine to
see what is in it, they are using a column to collect that data.

   I have been married to my lovely wife, Crystal, who is one of the strongest women I know, for 15 years. She allows me to do taxidermy work in our house since I do not have a shop yet. I am also a photographer and have been shooting for 5
years. I enjoy capturing a feeling or freezing a moment in time. Crystal supports my hobbies 100% and puts up with all of the mounts and pictures that I have hanging in our house. I am very family-oriented and love spending time with not only my wife, but also our two boys, Luke, 13-years-old, and Caleb, 11-years-old. Working and playing with my boys is one of my
passions in life. I have spent a lot of time on the baseball field over the past 6 years helping coach my sons’ teams. I would not trade that experience for anything. I am so thankful that I got to be a part of what they love to do. Working with kids in general is something that I really enjoy doing. Going to science fairs and schools to teach kids about the art of taxidermy and some of what is involved with it is one of my favorite parts of doing taxidermy work. Taxidermy and photography have been hobbies which I would like to make my full-time job someday. It has been an honor to be a part of the PTA and get to know everyone involved with the association. I look forward to continuing my membership with the association and continuing to learn from its members. I recommend becoming a member of the PTA and going to their shows and
seminars.