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.


Phone: (860) 583-1234 ext. 100


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.


Phone: (860) 583-1234 ext. 101

Kirsten Tomlinson

Director of Education 
Kirsten comes to ELCCT from the Frosty Drew Nature Center and Project Oceanology.  She is a certified Connecticut teacher in biology, holds an MS in Biology and has extensive summer camp, environmental education and supervisory experience.  In addition, she is well-versed in NGSS and has experience in grant writing and reporting.


Phone: (860) 583-1234 ext. 102


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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 A.A.S 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.


Phone: (860) 583-1234 ext. 103


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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.  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.


Aaron Haber

Land & 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.


Rebecca DaSilva

Sustainable Garden Intern
Rebecca will be responsible for the Gardening for Good program this summer, beginning mid-May. Rebecca has a keen interest in sustainable growing practices and how that relates to nutrition. In addition to her college studies, she is also enrolled in the Institute of Sustainable Nutrition, a non-profit organization, that teaches the importance of living sustainably through the science of nutrition, kitchen medicine and gardening.


Alexis Laskowski

Biological Field Technician & Education Intern
Alex is working at the Harry C. Barnes Memorial Nature Center taking an inventory of the plants that grow along the trails of the Nature Center. She will be comparing her findings to a survey done early in the Nature Center’s history, a book written by G. Winston Carter called Trailside Discoveries at the Barnes Nature Center. In addition, she is teaching educational programs at Indian Rock Nature Preserve. Alex attends Colgate University in Hamilton, NY majoring in Biology and minoring in Classics and has been a volunteer of ELCCT since 2016, serving as the Barnes Nature Center Docent and animal care volunteer over the summers and breaks from school. She was recently awarded a grant by the Alumni Memorial Scholar program at Colgate University and will be traveling to a series of  National Parks later this summer.