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Staff

Scott E. Heth

Executive Director
Scott comes to ELCCT with 30 years of experience with the National Audubon Society in Sharon, CT where he supervised several facilities, staff and volunteers.  Scott holds a B.S. in Forestry from the University of Vermont and Connecticut Teacher Certification from Western Connecticut State University.  In addition to extensive experience in environmental education and conservation, Scott is also a licensed wildlife rehabilitator.

 

Mary Alford

Part-time Bookkeeper
With over 40 years of experience in bookkeeping and finance, Mary handles payroll, accounts payable and accounts receivable. She also provides scheduling support and fields phone calls and inquiries from the general public.

 

Devin Chasse

Booking Coordinator
Devin started his career with ELCCT as a participant in the famous Indian Rock Summer Camp.  He has since “risen in the ranks” and works full-time as ELCCT’s Booking Coordinator. When not coordinating and scheduling school programs and summer camp registrations, Devin is teaching the children who visit the Preserve on field trips and enrolled in Summer Camp. Devin has also been active in the community since 2008 as a Volunteer Fireman with the Burlington, CT fire department.

 

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Erin O’Connell

Coordinator of Volunteer Services & Animal Care
Erin came to ELCCT with a background in wildlife rehabilitation, environmental education, wild, exotic and domestic animal care and years of volunteer management experience.  With her Bachelors in Biology from the State University of New York at Albany and her current studies in Veterinary Technology, Erin has a wealth of knowledge in the biological field.  Erin is responsible for the day-to-day operations in the animal care department and the point of contact for the Volunteer Program, responsible for the recruitment, training and supervision of ELCCT volunteers.  Erin spends her free time volunteering, continues to rehabilitate injured native birds, enjoys hiking, primitive camping, birding and enjoying the wonders of the natural world.

 

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Craig O’Neil

Part Time Educator/Camp Medical Director 
Craig started his journey long ago when he sent his son to Indian Rock Summer Camp. After moving to Bristol he became reacquainted with ELCCT in 2015 as a volunteer. Craig was recently hired to assist with a variety of needs at Indian Rock Nature Preserve including teaching school programs, which he loves. With his degree from Southern Connecticut State University in biology and CT secondary education certificate, Craig comes to us with an extensive background in teaching all of the sciences and administration in the Vo-Tech System for both high school and adult evening programs. He also attended Northwestern Connecticut Community College, Central Connecticut State University, and Northeastern University in Boston. During summer camp, Craig will serve as our
Medical Director.

Aaron Haber

Land and Facilities Manager
Aaron has a background in habitat management and grounds keeping and has worked as an Environmental Consultant. Currently, he is responsible for maintaining the facilities and grounds of all of ELCCT’s facilities, sanctuaries and preserves.

 

 

Fern Vaughn

Program Coordinator at Barnes Nature Center 
A veteran educator, Fern coordinates ELCCT’s programs at the Barnes Nature Center and has worked for ELCCT for over eight years.  She holds a degree from Mattatuck Community College and is a Master Wildlife Conservationist with the Connecticut DEEP.

 

 

 

Eileen Norkun

Part Time Seasonal Instructor
Eileen has been an instructor here at ELCCT for over seven years. She is a retired art teacher with B.S., M.S. and 6th year Elementary Education and Art Education degrees from Central Connecticut State University.  She currently helps teach school groups and other programs at the Indian Rock Preserve.

 

Barbara Solla

Part Time Seasonal Instructor
For over eight years, Barbara Solla has taught school programs and summer camp and has assisted with the general operations of ELCCT. In addition, she has worked with many education organizations and schools including the Catapult Learning Center, Supplemental Education Services of Connecticut, Literacy Volunteers of Greater Waterbury and Cheshire Public Schools.  Barbara holds a B.A. from Charter Oak College, has TESOL Teacher Training Certification and a certificate in Electronics from the Porter and Chester Institute.