Published on June 18, 2021

Familiar Faces Among New Staff Hires

Sean and David

As normal operations resume at Long Pasture, staffing is returning to pre-COVID levels. Some of the newly hired are not new to Mass Audubon!

Education

Our new Adult Education Programs Coordinator is Sean Kortis, comes to us from Sandy Neck, where he oversaw the seasonal ranger staff and led educational programs. Before that he worked at Long Pasture as a spadefoot toad field technician and teacher/naturalist.

Another familiar face, David Shapiro, has been hired as School Programs Coordinator. In 2019 David worked as a teacher/naturalist at our sister sanctuary, Wellfleet Bay, and before that had extensive experience as an interpretative ranger for the Cape Cod National Seashore. In his new role, David will work on school programming Cape-wide, with a special focus on Long Pasture’s Gateway to Nature initiative in the Barnstable schools.

Science

Sarah Cuoto has been working this spring with Jay Cordeiro on the spadefoot toad reintroduction project at Ashumet Holly. Sarah, who teaches at Bristol County Agricultural High School, graduated from Bridgewater State College in 2018 with bachelor’s degree in biology and is an avid herpetologist. 

Visitors Services

Volunteers Elaine Abrams and Bob Loncich have transitioned to seasonal staff members this summer. Elaine greets visitors at the sanctuary and Bob, along with Brain Long, oversees sanctuary beach management and parking.