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Alethe Fatherley

Alethe Fatherley comes to Gather New Haven with a diverse perspective. Her early childhood in the rural hills of Jamaica endeared a connection to nature and the environment. Alethe’s parents moved their family from Saint Mary Parish, Jamaica to Brooklyn, New York in the 1980s. She has resided in Connecticut

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Brent Peterkin

Brent Peterkin is the first full-time Executive Director of the merged organization. A native of New York City, Brent comes to Gather New Haven after almost six years as Statewide Director for Project Longevity, a nationally recognized program of the U.S. Attorney for Connecticut focused on reducing gun violence in

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Eliza Caldwell

Eliza brings a passion for gardening, a high level of organization, fluency in Spanish, and a level of creativity, flexibility, and dedication needed to do this challenging job.  She comes to us from Natureworks, a retail nursery and garden center in Northford, where she served as Vegetable Department Manager; teaching

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Nikki Saccoccia

Nikki has a Bachelor of Science degree in Fisheries and Wildlife Conservation from the University of Connecticut. She has extensive experience as an environmental educator along the Long Island Sound and with nature camps, coming to us from Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center in Mystic where she worked as an Environmental

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Esther Rose-Wilen

Esther Rose-Wilen is a New Haven native with a degree in Environmental Science from Rutgers University. She has been volunteering with agriculture projects and community gardens since the 8th grade in Connecticut, New Jersey, Argentina, and Spain. She is incredibly excited to help manage both the Growing Entrepreneurs program and

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