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

Administration:
Elizabeth Bye - Executive Director

Paula Stabnick, Development
Mark DiBella - Office Manager
Education:
Kim Read, Director of Education
Lynn Bestor - Teacher
Ellen Paine - Teacher
Debbie Paskiewicz - Teacher
Michelle Rozek - Teacher
Juliana Bailly-Simao - Teacher
Elizabeth MacDonald - Teacher
Celeste Kurz - Teacher
Farm/Facilities:
Justin Whitehouse - Farm Manager, Events
Ben Carroll - Farm Assistant
Frank Ravosa - Facilities Assistant
Juliana Bailly-Simao - Farm Assistant
Candace Banasiewicz - Farm Assistant
Olivia McAdams - Farm Assistant
Maggie Powers - Farm Assistant
Birthday Party Hosts:
Juliana Bailly-Simao
Celeste Kurz

Board Members

  • Mary Eberle
  • Earl Gardner
  • Ben Kille
  • David Kopp
  • Kevin Krebsbach
  • Dana Kuhl
  • Robert Lyle
  • Cynthia McGinty
  • Kevin Palache
  • Vikki Reski
  • Carlos Rosales
  • Jeffrey Small
  • Brenda Watson
  • Mark Weisman

Ex-Officio

  • Bonnie Burr
  • Jen Cushman

Emeritus

  • Dr. Lynn Brown
  • Marlene Mayes
  • Pat Estill
  • Mary Catherine (Kate) Healy
  • Nick Miller
  • Beth Salesedo