Meet Roton Point's Senior Staff
At Roton Point since 2012, and Waterfront Director since 2015, Louisa has created a thriving waterfront activities program for members of all ages. Born in St. Miguel, Azores, Louisa and her family relocated to Bermuda when she was 5, and that's where she found her love of the sea. As a young adult, she worked in Banking and Investments in London and Chicago and started her culinary career as a pastry chef and restaurant owner. Upon moving to Rowayton in 2007, she took up kayaking both recreationally and competitively, and started stand up paddleboarding. Since 2010, Louisa has managed paddling activities as a guide, instructor, waterfront director and camp director, teaching paddling to both children and adults through summer camps, birthday parties, special events, and corporate team building outings. She is certified in Paddleboard instruction by both the American Canoe Association and Academy of Surf Instructors.
At Roton Point since 2009, Rishan has been Tennis Director since 2013. He offers a wealth of experience teaching all ages from beginners to nationally ranked juniors and has received national recognition for coaching USTA women's teams. As a junior player Rishan was ranked 300 in the world by the International Tennis Federation while also winning Canadian National Titles in doubles and sportsmanship. He then went on to play and captain NCAA Div 1 Middle Tennessee State University earning a top 25 team ranking. He also was a member of the Sri Lanka Davis Cup Team. Rishan’s writing on topics of leadership, mindfulness, coaching development, and player development are featured in New York Tennis Magazine, TennisPro Magazine, WAG Magazine. Rishan is a USPTA and PTR professional and also certified by the United States Center for Safe Sport.
Excited to join Roton Point for the summer of 2022 as the Youth Camp Director, Jess Somma is a Norwalk native who has always held a special place in her heart for summer and the Sound. A proud alumna of Fordham University, Jess holds a Bachelor of Arts in History and Music and a Master of Science in Teaching for Adolescent Social Studies. She teaches Social Studies at Greenwich High School in the off-season and has previously worked as a counselor and instructor at the Summer Institute for the Gifted. Jess is looking forward to bringing her passion for a safe and fun camp experience to Roton Point this summer and for many summers to come!