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
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
Leila Agoora, Coordinator of Volunteer Services & Animal Care
Leila Agoora has a background in Nature Center animal care and has worked as a Seasonal Park Ranger for the State of Connecticut. She has also worked as a volunteer coordinator in the state of Utah. She graduated from the University of Connecticut with a BA in Economics and plans on getting her license in wildlife rehabilitation.
Phone: (860) 583-1234, ext. 103
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. She holds a degree from Mattatuck Community College and is a Master Wildlife Conservationist with the Connecticut DEEP.
Lauren Prior, Educator/Naturalist
Lauren comes to ELCCT with a background in natural science education, wildlife rehabilitation, and wild, exotic, and domestic animal care. In addition, Lauren is actively training to become a certified Master Naturalist. She holds a B.S. in Behavioral Neuroscience from Rider University, located in New Jersey.
Phone: (860) 583-1234, ext. 106
Barbara Solla, Part-time Seasonal Instructor
Barb 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. Barb holds a B.A. from Charter Oak College, has TESOL Teacher Training Certification and a certificate in Electronics from the Porter and Chester Institute.