The Keepers of Greens Ledge Light
Tim Pettee, known locally as the 'Head Keeper' of Greens Ledge, acquired Greens Ledge at auction from the US Government in 2016 and donated it to the newly-founded Greens Ledge Light Preservation Society to spearhead the preservation effort. A Rowayton resident, Tim has been boating along the Connecticut shores his entire life and fell in love with the unique beauty of Green's Ledge many decades ago. Tim serves as the President of Greens Ledge Light Preservation Society.
Brendan founded the Greens Ledge Light Preservation Society in the fall of 2015 and obtained an endorsement from The Sixth Taxing District of Rowayton. A life long romance with Greens Ledge was sparked by possible stewardship in 1989 and countless boating memories from 42 years of Rowayton residency. Brendan brings to the organization 35 years of restoration and general contracting knowledge and extensive non for profit event production, fundraising and project management. With passion and pride, he is eager to lead the restoration process of Greens Ledge Light and ensure its existence for generations to come. Brendan serves as Executive Director of Greens Ledge Light Preservation Society.
Shannon lives on Five Mile River and can be seen paddle boarding to the Greens Ledge Light most summer afternoons. She is the Director of Corporate Social Responsibility for a local health care company and has also been working in the nonprofit sector for over ten years. While eating ice cream at 101 she heard that her neighbor, Tim Pettee and Brendan were planning to bid on the lighthouse. It has long been a dream of hers to do meaningful local environmental work and that dream came true when she was invited to join Green’s Ledge Light Preservation Society. She serves as Secretary for Greens Ledge Light Preservation Society.
Alex spends every warm summer night out on the boat or running around Rowayton. Many of his earliest memories were of sailing trips from Norwalk Yacht Club to Greens Ledge and he continues to enjoy sailing up the Five Mile River and around the Light. Alex participates in the annual swim from Greens Ledge to Bailey Beach and runs in every Rowayton running event. Alex went to Georgetown, where he played baseball and ran track. Alex currently lives in Stamford, where he works for Hoya Capital, a real estate investment management firm, and coaches youth baseball. Alex serves as the Treasurer of Greens Ledge Light Preservation Society.
Alicia Sullivan grew up in Rowayton and has fond memories of the Greens Ledge lighthouse foghorn on stormy nights. Her love of nature and Long Island Sound inspired her to become an environmental attorney and conservationist for many years. She's protected thousands of acres of Connecticut's land for open space and parks. She now lives in Madison and works as a Major Gift Officer at Quinnipiac University School of Law. In the winter, you can find her skiing the mountains of New England and in the summer, kayaking in the sound with her two sons. She also serves on the Board of Salt Meadow Park in Madison and Soundkeeper.
Todd and Martha Robbins grew up in Darien, in the ‘50’s and ‘60’s, and moved back here after their marriage in 1982. When Todd was a child he and his dad had a Saturday tradition of sailing from Pear Tree Point Beach around the Greens Ledge Lighthouse. They raised their three children in Darien. The family spent a great deal of time on the water, swimming, picnicking, sailing and boating on the Sound. The Greens Ledge Lighthouse has always been an iconic presence on the Sound, and are excited about helping with the prospect of returning it to its former glory. Todd holds a B.S. from Yale University. He is past Director of the Darien United Way, and served on the Investment Committee for the Darien Center of Hope. Mr. Robbins was on the Executive Board of the Connecticut Yankee Council, Boy Scouts of America, and co-managed their pension fund.