Meet Roton Point's Senior Staff


Louisa Lima
General Manager / Waterfront Director


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.


Rob Trifone
Aquatics Director


​Roton Point's Aquatics Director since 2011, Rob Trifone has been coaching and managing summer aquatic programs since 1994. He began his Fairfield County Swimming League (FCSL) coaching career at the Middlesex Club and then moved on to Woodway Country Club, where he served as head swimming coach and aquatics director for 11 years. Rob has been involved in all levels of aquatics from lesson programs to coaching water polo and swimming, and even to refereeing throughout the FCSL.
 
In addition to managing all aspects of our pool and beach including lifeguards, swimming, diving and water polo, Rob is also the head coach for the Lobster Tails program, our developmental swim team. 
 
Since 1979, Rob has been an educator and a coach in Fairfield County. He currently teaches biology and marine biology at Darien High School. He's the head football coach at Darien High and is a twelve-time high school Coach of the Year in both football and track, including the Connecticut Coach of the Year  four times, and the National Football Foundation Coach of the Year. In 2014, Rob received the highest honor in the league as he was inducted into the FCIAC coaching hall of fame.
 


Rishan Kuruppu
Tennis Director


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 player, he competed in NCAA Division 1 Tennis at Middle Tennessee State University, where he was captain, and he was also a member of the Sri Lankan Davis Cup Team. Rishan is a USPTA and PTR Professional and holds a B.B.A in Finance.
 

 

Monique Bartling
Youth Camp Director, Youth Social Director

Monique has been our youth camp director since 2003, and has been a valued part of our Roton Point family for much longer. Having started working at Roton Point in 1998 as a camp counselor, she has a strong background in the dynamics of running a successful youth program. In addition to running the Hobie Camp and Sound Sharks programs, Monique is also in charge of Roton Point’s youth social activities. Events such as Bingo Night, Beach Games, and the Family Campout are exciting opportunities that Roton Point families look forward to every year.
 
Monique has a wide array of educational experience, with a B.A. in Elementary Education from Seton Hall University, an M.A. in Elementary Education from Sacred Heart University, and  sixth year in Adaptive Technology and a Doctorate in Educational Leadership from Southern Connecticut State University.  
 
Monique has always known that she wanted to work with children, and has enjoyed seeing children grow over the years at Roton Point. In the offseason, Monique has been a second grade teacher in the Norwalk Public Schools and currently teaches science at Rowayton Elementary School.