About

Staff

Leslie Kane, Center Director
Leslie has served as Center Director at Audubon Center Bent of the River since 2008. Her work here involves all facets of the center and sanctuary. Leslie has over 20 years of experience in the environmental field in Connecticut and is active in the Southbury community. When Leslie isn’t here at the Bent of the River, you can often find her sailing. If it's too cold for sailing, her favorite pastimes are traveling and sitting by the fire reading a good book.

Ken Elkins, Education Program Manager 
Ken earned his degree in Environmental Biology from S.U.N.Y. College of Environmental Science and Forestry and worked in the environmental education field for over 10 years before joining the Bent of the River staff in 2008. Ken’s interest in birds started when he was 10 years old, watching the birds at his grandmother’s feeders in Vermont, and has been obsessed ever since. Ken is excited to share his passion for birds and the environment of Connecticut with everyone who visits the Bent of the River.

Glen Somogie, Land & Facility Manager 
Glen studied at Sacred Heart University where he obtained his degree in Environmental Science and Biology. Prior to his habitat management responsibilities here at the Bent of the River, he was involved in environmental construction and was employed by the Connecticut Department of Energy & Environmental Protection through the Inland Fisheries Division. Glen was also a full-time seasonal fishing guide/instructor in Connecticut and New York for many years, and when he is not at work you may still find him enjoying his time fishing on the river or ocean.

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