Rebecca Lesko, Director, Naturalist
Ms. Lesko is founder of the nature center and lead naturalist and educator. She holds a B.S. in Environmental Studies from SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry at Syracuse University. She teaches programs regionally, nationally, and internationally for the National Wildlife Federation, the Pocono Environmental Education Center, the Tenafly Nature Center, and the Peace Valley Nature Center. In 2006, she received a Jefferson Award for community service in northeastern Pennsylvania.
Rebecca enjoys bird watching with her husband, studying plants, and soaking in the sunshine near the water. She’s dedicated her life to sharing her appreciation of nature and science with everyone.
Elaine Tweedy, Office Manager
Elaine’s 23-year experience as Director of a non-profit Small Business Development Center at the University of Scranton, lends itself well to the Nature Center environment. The SBDC served eight counties in Northeastern Pennsylvania. Elaine opted for early retirement in 2011. Having studied Photography in the past, Elaine continued her photography classes, attended hands-on workshops, and is now pursuing Certified Professional Photography status. She opened her photography business in 2012, and specializes in Pet Photography, Senior/Tween Portraits, and Event Photography. Her love of nature and animals attracted her to the Nature Center. Elaine lives in Factoryville on a small horse farm, has six horses, eight rescued dogs, four cats and chickens.