Meet the Groupies!

Steve Biasetti  Director of Environmental Education    Steve Biasetti served as Group for the East End’s Environmental Analyst from 1989 to 2005, and is currently its Director of Environmental Education. Steve is involved in all aspects of GEE’s classroom, field and adult education programs. He earned a B.A. in Biology from College of the Holy Cross (Worcester, MA) and an M.E.M. in Forest Resource Ecology from Duke University (Durham, NC). His interests include wildlife-watching, outdoor recreation, sports, and North American travel. Since 1996, Steve has coordinated the Fauna-thon, a day-long wildlife search to raise funds for the Group.  631-765-6450 ext. 205  sbiasetti@eastendenvironment.org

Steve Biasetti
Director of Environmental Education

Steve Biasetti served as Group for the East End’s Environmental Analyst from 1989 to 2005, and is currently its Director of Environmental Education. Steve is involved in all aspects of GEE’s classroom, field and adult education programs. He earned a B.A. in Biology from College of the Holy Cross (Worcester, MA) and an M.E.M. in Forest Resource Ecology from Duke University (Durham, NC). His interests include wildlife-watching, outdoor recreation, sports, and North American travel. Since 1996, Steve has coordinated the Fauna-thon, a day-long wildlife search to raise funds for the Group.

631-765-6450 ext. 205 sbiasetti@eastendenvironment.org

Kristina Lange  Director of Membership    Before joining the Group, Kristina Lange was Director of Marketing & Communications at the Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons for 10 years. She worked for Smith Barney and Lord Abbett & Co. in Manhattan and after 11 years started a new career in not-for-profit marketing and fundraising at God’s Love We Deliver. A nature enthusiast, she has climbed Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, trekked the Annapurna mountains in Nepal and has a love for boating, skiing and animals. Originally a summer resident of Shelter Island, she lives there full time now. She holds a B.S. in business management from Ithaca College.  631-765-6450 ext. 216  klange@eastendenvironment.org

Kristina Lange
Director of Membership

Before joining the Group, Kristina Lange was Director of Marketing & Communications at the Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons for 10 years. She worked for Smith Barney and Lord Abbett & Co. in Manhattan and after 11 years started a new career in not-for-profit marketing and fundraising at God’s Love We Deliver. A nature enthusiast, she has climbed Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, trekked the Annapurna mountains in Nepal and has a love for boating, skiing and animals. Originally a summer resident of Shelter Island, she lives there full time now. She holds a B.S. in business management from Ithaca College.

631-765-6450 ext. 216 klange@eastendenvironment.org

Aaron Virgin  Vice President    Aaron Virgin came to the Group from the Audubon Society, where he worked in several National, state and local capacities. Before moving to the East End he was Director of the Theodore Roosevelt Sanctuary, Oyster Bay. Aaron has also worked as an environmental educator for the State of New York. He holds a B.A. in Environmental Science from Plattsburgh State University, where he attended the prestigious Miner Institute and received an M.P.S. in Wildlife Ecology & Management from the College of Environmental Science & Forestry, Syracuse. An accomplished ecotourism guide, some of his trips included Belize, Cuba, Dominica, Libya, Mali, The Gambia and Hawai‘i.  office631-765-6450 ext. 218 cell631-377-1303 • acvirgin@eastendenvironment.org

Aaron Virgin
Vice President

Aaron Virgin came to the Group from the Audubon Society, where he worked in several National, state and local capacities. Before moving to the East End he was Director of the Theodore Roosevelt Sanctuary, Oyster Bay. Aaron has also worked as an environmental educator for the State of New York. He holds a B.A. in Environmental Science from Plattsburgh State University, where he attended the prestigious Miner Institute and received an M.P.S. in Wildlife Ecology & Management from the College of Environmental Science & Forestry, Syracuse. An accomplished ecotourism guide, some of his trips included Belize, Cuba, Dominica, Libya, Mali, The Gambia and Hawai‘i.

office631-765-6450 ext. 218
cell631-377-1303 •acvirgin@eastendenvironment.org

Rachel Bosworth  Media Relations Manager    Rachel is a public relations and marketing specialist with a degree in Advertising and Marketing Communications from the Fashion Institute of Technology. After graduation, she completed an internship in New Orleans at Deveny Communications before coming back home to the North Fork. She worked at a hospitality-focused public relations firm in East Hampton before beginning her own freelance communications business where she now specializes in environmental nonprofits. With the Group, she manages media relations, social media, and the annual Swing Into Summer benefit auction.   media@eastendenvironment.org

Rachel Bosworth
Media Relations Manager

Rachel is a public relations and marketing specialist with a degree in Advertising and Marketing Communications from the Fashion Institute of Technology. After graduation, she completed an internship in New Orleans at Deveny Communications before coming back home to the North Fork. She worked at a hospitality-focused public relations firm in East Hampton before beginning her own freelance communications business where she now specializes in environmental nonprofits. With the Group, she manages media relations, social media, and the annual Swing Into Summer benefit auction.

media@eastendenvironment.org

Taralynn Reynolds  Outreach and Education Manager    Taralynn has been a lifelong advocate of animals and the natural world and was inspired to pursue a career in conservation and education. After stints in the field, she began teaching as an environmental educator at the Wildlife Conservation Society in New York after completing a master's degree in Conservation Biology from Columbia University. She has also helped develop a schoolyard habitat program with the National Audubon Society where she worked with K-12 students to plan and build "living laboratories," or outdoor classrooms. An avid traveler, Taralynn has combined her passion for protecting the planet and seeing new places. She spent three months living in the rainforests of Madagascar, studying endangered primates and two months in Ecuador where she led groups of high school students through the amazing experience of creating wildlife habitat and monitoring plant growth in the famous Galapagos Islands. She also held a position as a biology and environmental science teacher at BASIS International School Shenzhen, China. For two years she taught and traveled throughout Southeast Asia, encouraging her students to become stewards of the world around them. Taralynn joined the Group in 2019.  631-765-6450 ext. 219  treynolds@eastendenvironment.org

Taralynn Reynolds
Outreach and Education Manager

Taralynn has been a lifelong advocate of animals and the natural world and was inspired to pursue a career in conservation and education. After stints in the field, she began teaching as an environmental educator at the Wildlife Conservation Society in New York after completing a master's degree in Conservation Biology from Columbia University. She has also helped develop a schoolyard habitat program with the National Audubon Society where she worked with K-12 students to plan and build "living laboratories," or outdoor classrooms. An avid traveler, Taralynn has combined her passion for protecting the planet and seeing new places. She spent three months living in the rainforests of Madagascar, studying endangered primates and two months in Ecuador where she led groups of high school students through the amazing experience of creating wildlife habitat and monitoring plant growth in the famous Galapagos Islands. She also held a position as a biology and environmental science teacher at BASIS International School Shenzhen, China. For two years she taught and traveled throughout Southeast Asia, encouraging her students to become stewards of the world around them. Taralynn joined the Group in 2019.

631-765-6450 ext. 219
treynolds@eastendenvironment.org

Robert S. DeLuca P resident    Robert S. DeLuca has served as President and CEO of Group for the East End since 1992. He holds a B.S. in Environmental Science from Fordham University and an M.S. in Environmental Science from the State University of New York’s College of Environmental Science and Forestry, Syracuse. Prior to joining the Group, Bob worked as both a Biologist and Senior Environmental Analyst with the Suffolk County Office of Ecology and taught environmental advocacy and policy as an adjunct professor for Long Island University, Southampton, for over 15 years. Bob began his career with the Group in the mid-1980s as an Environmental Analyst. In this role, Bob developed the Group’s first environmental outings and community education programs.  office631-765-6450 ext. 213 cell: 631-495-0601  bdeluca@eastendenvironment.org

Robert S. DeLuca
President

Robert S. DeLuca has served as President and CEO of Group for the East End since 1992. He holds a B.S. in Environmental Science from Fordham University and an M.S. in Environmental Science from the State University of New York’s College of Environmental Science and Forestry, Syracuse. Prior to joining the Group, Bob worked as both a Biologist and Senior Environmental Analyst with the Suffolk County Office of Ecology and taught environmental advocacy and policy as an adjunct professor for Long Island University, Southampton, for over 15 years. Bob began his career with the Group in the mid-1980s as an Environmental Analyst. In this role, Bob developed the Group’s first environmental outings and community education programs.

office631-765-6450 ext. 213
cell: 631-495-0601 bdeluca@eastendenvironment.org

Anita C. Wright,  Assistant  Director of Environmental Education    Anita C. Wright earned her B.A. from Tufts University and her M.S. in Environmental Education from Antioch New England Graduate School. In the fall of 1998, she joined Group for the East End as an Environmental Educator and she now serves as the Assistant Director of Environmental Education. Prior to working at the Group, she spent 5 years as an Outdoor Educator and Assistant Program Director for Boston University Sargent Center in New Hampshire where she taught environmental education and led high ropes courses, rock climbing and wilderness trips.  631-765-6450 ext. 206  acwright@eastendenvironment.org

Anita C. Wright,
Assistant Director of Environmental Education

Anita C. Wright earned her B.A. from Tufts University and her M.S. in Environmental Education from Antioch New England Graduate School. In the fall of 1998, she joined Group for the East End as an Environmental Educator and she now serves as the Assistant Director of Environmental Education. Prior to working at the Group, she spent 5 years as an Outdoor Educator and Assistant Program Director for Boston University Sargent Center in New Hampshire where she taught environmental education and led high ropes courses, rock climbing and wilderness trips.

631-765-6450 ext. 206 acwright@eastendenvironment.org

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