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Executive Board:

The Executive Board of the Montauk Observatory consist of active community leaders who are dedicated to the construction, development, and future educational goals that the Montauk Observatory will provide to the community.

Terry Bienstock, President
Terry Bienstock

Terry is currently CEO of WorldExtend Holdings, LLC, a distributor of hosted desktop applications and secure remote access services in business and consumer markets. He also manages other ventures relating to new media platforms, such as Video-on-Demand, digital video recorders, broadband and mobile devices. Terry frequently lectures on digital media, advertising, and legal topics, and is a member of the Board of Overseers for Rutgers University, and serves on its Audit Committee. Prior to this, he served as Executive Vice President and General Counsel, Law and Government Affairs, for Comcast Cable Communications. In this position, he maintained business responsibility for Comcast's Video on Demand platform, claims management, and Comcast University

David Larkin

David Larkin

David is managing Director of the Loft Group - Digital Distribution Content and Commerce which owns, manages and invests in unique entrepreneurial companies that are at the forefront of change in traditional industries. He is also on the Board of Directors of Trickle Up,an innovative group that helps the world's poorest people start businesses thorough micro grants and business training.  In the last 25 years, Trickle Up has started over 125,000 businesses in more than 90 countries

Matthew Putman

Matthew Putman

Matthew has a Ph.D. in Applied Physics. He is now a Professor and Researcher at Columbia University. He was an owner and Vice President of Development for Tech Pro, Inc., which was acquired by Roper Industries in March of 2008. During his time at Tech Pro Matthew lead two acquisitions, and the transformation of the instrument manufacturer into new global markets, having formed partnerships or subsidiaries in 15 nations. Matthew holds 5 patents, and has published over 20 technical papers.

Susan Harder

Susan Harder

Susan received her B.S. from the University of Virginia (Philosophy and Art History). She retired from her former profession as a NYC art dealer and is now the founder of the Dark Sky Society and a resident of East Hampton.

Sean Tvelia

Sean Tvelia

Sean recieved his B.S. From SUNY Oneonta (Chemistry) and his M.S. from SUNY Stony Brook (Hydrogeology). He currently teaches Geology and Chemistry in Suffolk County Community College's department of Physcial Science. Sean is also acitve in the Astronomy program at SCC, often organizing and lecturing at SCCCs many open nights. He also acquired and maintains the college's robotic observatory located in Riverhead and is a fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society

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