Author Rick Asselta

Rick Asselta is credited as one of the earliest Roots & Shoots mentors having collaborated with Dr. Jane and others on the development of Jane Goodall’s Roots & Shoots in the early 1990s. Rick and his wife, Nelly, established a robust Roots & Shoots network in Connecticut before they moved to Puerto Rico where they continue to share Dr. Jane’s message with local youth and Rick serves as the volunteer coordinator of Roots & Shoots Caribbean.