Staff and Board of Directors


Simon M. Solomon
Executive Director

Bachelor’s Degree in Natural Resource Management and Recreation & Leisure Studies from SUNY Brockport.

Jessica Moquin
Fundraising & Marketing

Bachelor’s degree from the Crane School of Music and a Master of Science from SUNY Potsdam’s School of Education.

Marissa Nolan
Senior Environmental Educator

Bachelor’s Degree in Wildlife Biology from McGill University and Master of Science in Environmental Interpretation from SUNY ESF.

Sarah Freedman
Environmental Educator

Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Education from SUNY ESF.

Jenni Larchar
Children’s Program Coordinator

Studied Music Therapy at Baldwin-Wallace College. Ms. Larchar has been leading stories and songs with children and adults for 20 years.

Darcy, Aquatic Ambassador, is an alum from the UMCC Terrapins. When he’s not actively defending clean water for all, he can be found leading yoga classes in the Visitor Center.

Sriracha, Forest Philanthropist, got her associates in forestry at SUNY-ESF. She enjoys longs slithers, tasty mice, and sharing a little bit of woodland beauty with everyone she meets.

Board of Directors

President: Adam Schoonmaker
Vice President: Sharon Pelosi
Secretary: Daniel Auwarter
Treasurer: T.J. Moorehead
Emeritus: Thurston Packer

D. Lukas Brown
Dianne Daugherty
Eric Diefenbacher
Constance Hasko

Shaunastar Hyle
Marsha Guzewich

John Pumilio
Chris Rossi
Carol Smith
Owen Tallman
Fred von Mechow