Team Fish 2020

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JoAnn Moran

Kattie Leonffu

JoAnn Moran

Director, CT Program Director

JoAnn is a muralist and social impact artist. She develops art programs that engage people of all ages and abilities to make a positive impact.  Informed by Dewey's "Art as Experience", focusing on environment, peace, and democracy, she has worked hands-on with over 75,000 people to create public art projects in communities across the US and abroad.  JoAnn is the creator of Lots of Fish and the Runoff Art programs. 

California Program Director of LOF,
Dana Myers is a research scientist and environmental advocate.

Dana Myers

Kattie Leonffu

JoAnn Moran

Virtual Fish Coordinator

Dana Myers is a research scientist and environmental advocate. She has done work in California to help better understand how floodplains can help threatened and endangered migratory fish species. She is working with LOF to develop our user friendly GIS map integration and other components of Runoff Art program from the west coast in California!

Kattie Konno-Leonffu
Lots of Fish science teacher / S.T.E.A.M. educator with LOF Runoff Art program.

Kattie Leonffu

Kattie Leonffu

Jennifer Jensen

Science & Art Educator

Kattie is a certified National Geographic Educator with the distinction of being both a Science and Art teacher. She is part of a powerful movement to make the world a better place by empowering students to be informed decision-makers equipped to solve meaningful challenges in their local communities and beyond through real-world citizen science and project based S.T.E.A.M. learning projects. 

Jen Jensen -Philosophy Professor teaches Environmental Ethics for Lots of Fish - Runoff Art program.

Jennifer Jensen

Frank Panzarella

Jennifer Jensen

Environmental Ethics Educator

Jen is a philosophy professor teaching  Environmental Ethics. She is working with Lots of Fish to adapt her college coursework and discussions to educating youth groups. She is a contributor to our Stormwater Run-off Art lesson plans for K-12 students and community groups.

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Frank Panzarella

Frank Panzarella

Frank Panzarella

The Rain Barrel Guy

Frank is a singer, songwriter and activist that wrote our LOF Rain Barrel song - "Get A Rain Barrel"  He also works with New Haven Bioregional group to distribute and install rain barrels. He works to educate people about the benefits of using rain barrels.  He leads training sessions for LOF summer youth workers and LOF "Art of Catching Rain" Rain Barrel Workshops.  

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David Preli

Frank Panzarella

Frank Panzarella

Artist & Animator 

David is creating original animations for our COVID-19 adapted Online Classroom. He is animating our H2O education series and creating video animations of the musicians that normally perform live in school assemblies. Check out our Online Classroom for updates and new creations by David. 

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Kristen McNevins

Kristen McNevins

Kristen McNevins

Digital Content Strategist 

Kristen is a photographer, artist, and educator. Passionate about shedding light on unseen stories, she is dedicated to creating new opportunities for a more positive future.  "I take pride in helping Lots of Fish manage its digital archives while crafting an online presence  to support its powerful message."

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Adam Hammershoy

Kristen McNevins

Kristen McNevins

 AKA the GIS Guy

Adam is a graduate of Trinity College and UConn; in environmental science and education, designing LOF's user friendly interactive map. Adam is spearheading our "GIS for Kids" program and adapting tools for citizens of all ages to locate storm drains and access wealth of fun and educational information. He also helping to adapt LOF assembly presentations into a webinar.

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Lauren Whitelaw

Kristen McNevins

Lauren Whitelaw

Citizen Science Coordinator

Lauren works with LOF developing our Citizen Science Projects - Stormwater testing and Debris Tracker. As a Scientist and educator she works with LOF 's collaborating environmental organizations to adapt and conduct LOF Art & Environmental Education  Programs in Connecticut. 

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Kate Preston

Allison Jarosz

Lauren Whitelaw

Citizen Science Educator

Kate works with LOF developing our Citizen Science Projects - Stormwater testing and Debris Tracker. As a Scientist and educator she works with LOF 's collaborating schools and environmental organizations to adapt and conduct LOF Art & Environmental Education  Programs in Connecticut. 

 Meleine is a Field Educator She has a Bachelor Environmental Studies and a minor in Biology.

Meleine Yao

Allison Jarosz

Allison Jarosz

Field Educator & Virtual Assistant

 Meleine is a Field Educator and Virtual Assistant.  She has a Bachelor Environmental Studies and a minor in Biology. She loves coordinating environmental educational programs and assisting with various restoration projects . She will be attending American University this fall to pursue her M.S in Environmental Science. 

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Allison Jarosz

Allison Jarosz

Allison Jarosz

Field Educator 

Allison is a student soon to graduate from Central Connecticut State University with her degree in biology. She enjoys being outdoors with her dog and learning about eco friendly lifestyle. She is working with Lots of Fish while continuing her studies in sustainability while teaching others about her passion. 

Team Fish Musicians

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Frank Panzarella

Frank Panzarella

Frank Panzarella

The Rain Barrel Guy

Frank is a singer, songwriter and activist that wrote our LOF Rain Barrel song - "Get A Rain Barrel"  He also works with New Haven Bioregional group to distribute, help install and educate people about the benefits of using rain barrels.  He leads training sessions for LOF summer youth workers and LOF "Art of Catching Rain" rain barrel workshops.  

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Party Kidd

Frank Panzarella

Frank Panzarella

Hip Hop Artist

Party Kidd is a Connecticut rapper, actor,  and LOF collaborator in her hometown of New Haven. Party is currently working with Lots of Fish to compose contemporary music with her passion for lyrics and healing our planet. She loves doing her part to help the cause! (@Partyk1d) 

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The Sawtelles

Frank Panzarella

The Sawtelles

 Musicians for Fish

Married duo the Sawtelles are a balance of four elements, alternate-tuned guitar, drum kit configurations, and two voices. Their strict DIY philosophy aligns them more with the hand painted Sun Ra LP’s of 1950’s and 60’s, the Sawtelles have brought their original music to a diverse audiences in art galleries, coffee houses , restaurants, farmers markets, nite clubs for over two decades.  

Team Fish Artists & Interns

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Gonzalo Zuniga

Gonzalo Zuniga

Gonzalo Zuniga

Artist & Storm Drain Artist

Working with New Haven schools, Gonzalo creates compilation designs for storm drain art from student submissions. He is also presenting our storm drain design activity for LOF's Online Classroom

Paige Taylor  Lots of Fish - Team Fish - artist & window painter

Paige Taylor

Gonzalo Zuniga

Gonzalo Zuniga

Little Shop of Murals

Paige is an artist and window painter. She is working with Lots of Fish to learn he art of "all things fishy", rain barrels, watershed murals, and storm drain art! She is on TEAM FISH for Barnard Environmental Magnet School. 

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Jules Larson

Join our Team!

Join our Team!

Artist

Jules is a New Haven artist and Runoff Art trainee working with the staff and students at Barnard Environmental Magnet School to conduct a variety of Runoff art programs in conjunction with Barnard's Earth Day Festival and environmental education programs. 

 

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Join our Team!

Join our Team!

Join our Team!

Team Fish artists & interns

Artists and interns work with our Summer Green Jobs for Youth program and/or are assigned to a school for the entire school year.  Schools generally work with LOF to involve students in making rain barrel and storm drain art as well as host our EcoArt Festival Games. 

Green Jobs for Youth - 6 Summer Positions

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Reviewing Applicants 1

Reviewing Applicants 1

Reviewing Applicants 1

Lots of Fish - Summer Youth@Work

This year our summer program focuses on 50 Fish! projects and a mural! We have lots of Art and the Science of Water in our summer schedule. Storm drains, Rain Barrel Art, and a Watershed Mural

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Reviewing Applicants 2

Reviewing Applicants 1

Reviewing Applicants 1

Lots of Fish - Summer Youth@Work

This year our summer program focuses on 50 Fish! projects and a mural! We have lots of Art and the Science of Water in our summer schedule. Storm drains, Rain Barrel Art, and a Watershed Mural

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Reviewing Applicants 3

Reviewing Applicants 1

Reviewing Applicants 3

Lots of Fish - Summer Youth@Work

This year our summer program focuses on 50 Fish! projects and a mural! We have lots of Art and the Science of Water in our summer schedule. Storm drains, Rain Barrel Art, and a Watershed Mural

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Alanis; Social Media

Amelia Barrow; Website and designer of Net Results Game

David Wiel; Photographer

Alanis is a rising senior at the Sound School of New Haven. She is heavily involved in seahorse husbandry research and wants to raise awareness about water pollution's effect on marine wildlife.

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David Wiel; Photographer

Amelia Barrow; Website and designer of Net Results Game

David Wiel; Photographer

David attends the Sound School of New Haven and has a passion for visual creativity. Ever since his zeal for photography, videography and art clicked about four years ago, he has striven to improve his craft and capture "the big story."

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Amelia Barrow; Website and designer of Net Results Game

Amelia Barrow; Website and designer of Net Results Game

Amelia Barrow; Website and designer of Net Results Game

Amelia is a student at North Carolina State University, studying environmental science. She has been a nature lover all life, and hopes to combine her passions of art and sustainability to change the world around her.

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Amaiya Rivera

Domingo - Peels & Wheels Inc.

Amelia Barrow; Website and designer of Net Results Game

Amaiya is a student of Wilbur Cross High School and is interested in studying law. She loves music, plays sports and is passionate about ensuring cleaner waters for her generation, and those to come.

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Domingo - Peels & Wheels Inc.

Domingo - Peels & Wheels Inc.

Domingo - Peels & Wheels Inc.

Peels & Wheels provided summer youth & their families compost buckets and pick-up service as part of  the programs sustainable living experience. 

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Karen Higgins

Domingo - Peels & Wheels Inc.

Domingo - Peels & Wheels Inc.

Karen Higgins is helping other cities adopt and adapt LOF programs and Summer Youth Employment.  She has been making artisan jewelry out of eco friendly materials, painting canvas and murals for many years. She is a passionate advocate for the environment and working to better the future children will inherit.

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Juan "Uno" Negron

Juan "Uno" Negron

Juan "Uno" Negron

Juan is a long time New Haven resident and artist. He is photoed here next to a rain barrel he helped to design, sporting the Lots of Fish T- shirt that he also designed, then taught us and our summer youth work force  how to reproduce. 

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Jake Ebstein

Juan "Uno" Negron

Juan "Uno" Negron

Photography mentor

Jacob (Jake) is a musician, composer/arranger, recording artist, educator, photographer, IT Consultant and author located in Greater New Haven, Connecticut.  Jake came to Lots of Fish when he was photographing birds on the Quinnipiac River. We are glad he swam over to help!

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Barbara Pochan

Juan "Uno" Negron

Barbara Pochan

Media & Journalism presenter

Barbara is an artist,  gallery coordinator and former journalist.  She works with summer youth on important social skills in the business setting.  Leading tours of  WTNH-TV , and discussions on media in a democracy, role of journalists, and the evolution of news media

from print, to radio, to TV, and now internet. 

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Joshua Vajcovec

Eric David Wooddell

Eric David Wooddell

Reno is a Fair Haven recording artist. He is working with us on recording some environmental music. He is also a visual artist and works with us on making Lots of Fish studio and events look just that much better.

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Eric David Wooddell

Eric David Wooddell

Eric David Wooddell

Eric is an artist, teacher and music producer. He is traveling with his life partner Rosie and their cat Seven; living their best lives. He appreciates working with such a great group like the Lots of Fish team!

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Joshua Vajcovec

Joshua Vajcovec

Joshua Vajcovec

Joshua is an acupuncturist and body-worker. He spends his spare time in the woods and working with other passionate folks to manifest things at the intersection of art, advocacy and fun.

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Joe Davis

Joshua Vajcovec

Joshua Vajcovec

All around Handy Man who helped us install much needed doors and windows on the studio but also helped with our festival games and installations. Past Puppeteer with Stony Creek Puppet theater he also builds theater sets and puppets!