Alissa is an Environmental Educator at Flat Rock Brook. She came to Flat Rock Brook from the AmeriCorps Watershed Ambassador Program. She graduated in 2014 from Rowan University with a degree in Environmental Studies.
Jill is responsible for developing and coordinating Flat Rock Brook's programs. She came to Flat Rock Brook in 2005 from the Lookout Mountain Nature Center in Colorado, and has also worked for the National Audubon Society. Her degree in wildlife and fisheries is from the University of Tennessee. She is a creative and innovative teacher and naturalist.
Sandy has kept our office running smoothly since 2006. She has an eclectic administrative background. She worked for the state of New Jersey for 25 years and since retirement has been employed as a paralegal, a floral designer and managing director of an arts group.
Lisa has kept track of Flat Rock Brook’s financial records since 2005. She has a degree in accounting and an honors degree in international management. Lisa worked for nine years at a multinational company leaving to raise her family. She continues to work as an accountant on a part-time basis and currently works two days a week at Flat Rock Brook.
Sandy is responsible for all aspects of Flat Rock Brook’s fundraising efforts. She joins us from a fifteen-year career at Audubon, where in her last role she was Director of Strategic Partnerships. She has considerable experience bridging non-profit and corporate/philanthropic giving sectors with a skill for raising revenue and brand awareness.
Steve is responsible for the overall management of Flat Rock Brook. He’s been the Nature Center’s director since 2006 and joined us from the Greater Newark Conservancy, where he was Program Director. He has extensive management experience and holds a Master's degree in Environmental Policy Studies from NJIT and a Bachelor's degree in Environmental and Business Economics from Rutgers University.
Camp Counselor/Park Maintenance
Brian Dedeian is a summer camp counselor and part of the park maintenance team. He holds an Environmental Science bachelor’s degree from William Paterson University and has worked with Lorrimer Nature Sanctuary before joining the team at Flat Rock Brook.
Erin is responsible for all aspects of our land management. She holds a master’s degree in Conservation Biology from Columbia University and also received a B.A. in Biological Anthropology from Drew University. She has traveled extensively through Africa while working in conservation and environmental studies.