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

Lauren Prior, Coordinator of Volunteer Services & Animal Care

Lauren as comes to ELCCT with a background in natural science education, wildlife rehabilitation, and animal care. She holds a B.S. in Behavioral Neuroscience from Rider University, located in New Jersey.


Phone: (860) 583-1234, ext. 106

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.


Phone: (860) 583-1234

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.


Phone: (860) 583-1234


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.