Staff

Alex Koenigsberg

Alex Koenigsberg

Executive Director

Alex started as the Executive Director of CLCC in July, 2014. He brought with him years of professional experience in business, entrepreneurship, event planning and marketing. Alex also has personal experience farming through his personal garden and orchard.

In addition to his work with CLCC, Alex volunteers with numerous groups around Connecticut. He has been a board member of Hartford Food System for five years, serves on his town of Coventry’s Economic Development Commission, and has volunteered with other nonprofits, political campaigns, and groups.

Alex enjoys the outdoors and playing sports. He is proud to be involved with CLCC because of the relationships the organization is able to build. “It begins with building human relationships, among those both with and without disabilities. But CLCC is special in that we do so through relationships built into the concept. The farm can provide vocational skills. Those skills can provide jobs. The jobs provide independence. These are just a few of the examples of the relationships that CLCC is creating!”

Sallie D’Attilio

Sallie D’Attilio

Program Coordinator

Sallie D’Attilio is retired from the Manchester Board of Education’s Head Start Program where she worked as a Family Advocate and Parent Involvement Coordinator. Sallie brings her experience of working with families in personal goal setting, assisting families with advocating for the educational rights of their children, as well as the knowledge and ties to many of the area’s social services agencies and programs.

In addition to becoming CLCC’s Program Coordinator in July of 2016, Sallie has been with CLCC since its inception in 2006. She served as a Board Member for the first five years and volunteered as CLCC’s Treasurer from 2009-2016.

Sallie is married with three adult children and one granddaughter. She believes it is everyone’s right to reach their full potential, to be happy, and to be part of a community that embraces each other as is.

Favorite quote:
“There is only one happiness in life, to Love and be Loved.” George Sand

Kate Arildsen

Kate Arildsen

Greenhouse Coordinator

Kate is the Greenhouse Coordinator at CLCC. The greenhouse program provides a space for volunteers to contribute to the growing of micro greens for local restaurants and farmer’s markets. Kate’s responsibilities include maintaining the greenhouse growing schedule, managing all greenhouse accounts, hosting educational open houses, and supporting volunteers towards learning vocational job skills and improving social skills.

A passion for plant cultivation has been a constant in her life, from assisting with her family’s gardens to sustainable foraging for wild plants in the woods of Eastern Connecticut, where she currently resides. Her prior experience includes work in retail nurseries and commercial greenhouses. She is a passionate cook, with a focus on ecologically friendly and environmentally sustainable fine dining. Her interests include hiking, travel, music, and her cat, Bijou.