The Elachee Team

Elachee’s Executive Leadership

  • Sarah Bell, President/CEO
  • Emily Bagwell, Chair, Board of Trustees
  • Jason Everett, Vice Chair, Board of Trustees
  • Anna Guzman, Secretary, Board of Trustees
  • Nick Bruner, Treasurer, Board of Trustees
  • Kevin Bales, Trustee 
  • Beth Bell, Trustee
  • Phil Bonelli, Trustee
  • Rick Boyd, Trustee
  • Maria Calkins, Trustee
  • Will Cobb, Trustee      
  • Lance Gardner, Trustee   
  • Jay Kilroy, Trustee               
  • Martha Nesbitt, Trustee
  • Richard Oates, Trustee
  • Rob Robinson, Trustee            
  • Al Trembley, Trustee
  • Dixie Truelove, Trustee
  • Kelvin Whisenhunt, Trustee
  • Mandi Whiting, Trustee
  • Trey Wood, Trustee
  • Dallas Gay, Trustee Emeritus    
  • Steve Gilliam, Trustee Emeritus    
  • John Girardeau, Trustee Emeritus    
  • Jock Hornor, Trustee Emeritus    
  • Gale McKibbon, Trustee Emeritus      
  • R.K. Whitehead, Trustee Emeritus     

Elachee Nature Academy Team LOOK HERE

Elachee’s Administrative Staff

  • Amy Bradford, Director of Operations
  • Darrell Dollar, Facilities Manager
  • Brian Fleek, Chicopee Woods Conservation Area Coordinator
  • Rachelle Howie, Financial Operations Manager
  • Kristin Love, Registrar & Facility Operations Manager (including Rentals)
  • Maranda McGaha, Camp & Programs Manager
  • Kim Marks, Director of Development & Communications
  • Melissa Reid, Director of Schools, Elachee Nature Academy
  • Brooke Rogers, Visitor Engagement Coordinator
  • Alison Thompson, Education Programs Manager

Elachee Education Programs Instructional Staff

  • Cindy Andrews, Sr. Naturalist
  • Paula Burzotta, Naturalist
  • Deb DeRoche, Sr. Naturalist and Animal Curator
  • Samantha Fricks, Naturalist
  • Savanna Grayson, Naturalist
  • Don Lane, Naturalist
  • Jusin Latoni, Naturalist
  • Brad Martin, Naturalist
  • Matt Nunez, Naturalist
  • Laurin Peacock, Naturalist and Animal Curator
  • Norma Rainwater, Sr. Naturalist
  • Carol Sowers, Sr. Naturalist
  • Robert Webb, Sr. Naturalist

Elachee Board of Advisors