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.

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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.

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.

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jess kennelly head shotJessica Kennelly, Outreach Coordinator

Jessica Kennelly graduated from SUNY Stony Brook in 2012 with a B.A. in Environmental Studies concentrating on Marine Science. Her love for marine life and environmental conservation sent her to study abroad at Deakin University in Melbourne, Australia, where she gained the experience of studying marine species and having the chance to scuba dive the Great Barrier Reef. Prior to joining the Group, Jessica worked at Grassroots Environmental Education in Port Washington, NY, where she planted organic gardens with children and conducted in-school environmental programs. Her hobbies include painting, traveling, and hiking with her dog.

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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 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.

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Christine Tylee, Program and Stewardship Coordinator

Christine graduated from SUNY Cobleskill in 2011 with a BT degree in Wildlife Management. She has spent a summer working with the Missouri Department of Conservation on their Northern Bobwhite Recovery Program, and monitored the New York State Endangered Piping Plover for the Suffolk County Parks Department. She has volunteered at Rainsong Wildlife Sanctuary in Costa Rica, at Montezuma Costa Rica Sea Turtle Conservation Project, and at Elephant Nature Park in Thailand. An avid adventurer, Christine has sailed down the Eastern seaboard, floated down the Amazon River on a homemade raft, bicycled across eight countries in Southeast Asia, studied yoga in Southwest India, scuba-dived in the Galapagos, backpacked 5 months in Central America, and is currently planning her next excursion. Christine is a dedicated animal and nature lover who now works as Group for the East End’s Stewardship Coordinator.

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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.

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Anita C. Wright, Asst. 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.

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