Beth Bye

Executive Director

Beth has a long track record of successful non profit management.  She has worked in early childhood for over 30 years and has been the Director of Trinity College Community Child Center, The School for Young Children at the University of Saint Joseph, and was Early Childhood Coordinator at CREC. 

Beth’s connection with Auerfarm began as a consultant for the Bloomfield Public Schools. She helped develop the Wintonbury Early Childhood Magnet School farm theme and facility. Wintonbury and Auerfarm have an ongoing relationship, as all students from Wintonbury regularly visit the 4-H Farm throughout the school year. Beth has spent her career working to assure all children have access to high quality learning opportunities.

Our Staff

Elizabeth Bye - Executive Director                          Paula Stabnick - Development
Mark DiBella - Office Manager


 Darlene Yule - Farm Education Manager                 Kim Read - Teacher
 Lynn Bestor - Teacher
 Ellen Paine - Teacher
 Annie O'Brien - Teacher
 Noel Anderson-Corwin – Teacher
 Sarah Ward – Teacher
 Gary Melnysn – Teacher

 Alexander Manchuck – Teacher


Justin Whitehouse – Farm/Facilities Manager
Frank Ravosa – Farm Assistant
Ben Carroll – Farm Assistant
Candace Banasiewicz – Farm Assistant
Olivia McAdams – Farm Assistant
Maggie Powers – Farm Assistant
Alexander Manchuck – Farm Assistant


Board Members

  • Mary Eberle
  • Tammy Exum
  • David Kopp
  • Kevin Krebsbach
  • Dana Kuhl
  • Joey Listro
  • Robert Lyle
  • Cynthia McGinty
  • Emilee Mooney-Scott
  • Kevin Palache
  • Vikki Reski
  • Carlos Rosales
  • Jeffrey Small
  • Brenda Watson
  • Mark Weisman


  • Bonnie Burr
  • Jen Cushman


  • Dr. Lynn Brown
  • Pat Estill
  • Earl Gardener
  • Mary Catherine (Kate) Healey
  • Ben Kille
  • Marlene Mayes
  • Nick Miller
  • Beth Salesedo