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.