Board of Directors

Ron Breuer: Chair
Ron spent his childhood in East Marion and has returned to the East End full time with his wife upon his retirement.  He has 3 children and 5 grandchildren who also live on the Island.  Ron has over 32 years in executive management with 25 years at JP Morgan Chase where he had global responsibilities and 7 years as CEO of a Technology Project Consulting Firm, which implemented major technology infrastructure programs in corporations.  His past experience in non-profits/governmental agencies include SCORE: US Small Business Administration, Suffolk County Chairman, responsible for the design, reorganization, marketing growth of SCORE’s Suffolk County small business development, mentoring, education & training.  He has served as a Senior Business Consultant for the Lighthouse International to advise and develop business services profiles and the implementation of business visions and strategies for the Senior Management/Board of Directors.  Ron has served on various Advisory Boards for RIT/ NTID, the MTA, Churches and Financial Services companies.  He served in Vietnam with the 195 Assault Helicopter Company.  Ron holds a BSIE, MBA and a PMP.

Robert Christensen: 
General building contracting.

Jeff Goubeaud:
Manager Mitchell Park Marina and Harbor Manager for the Village of Greenport.  Hold a Coast Guard 200 ton Master Near Coastal license with towing endorsement and radar unlimited tonnage endorsement.  President of Greenport Yacht Sales and Services, engaging in yacht sales, yacht deliveries and operations, compass repair and adjusting, boat handling instruction.

Mary Herrick:
Mary Herrick is a new board member and hopes to continue her husband's wishes. They have both loved the water their whole lives and were fortunate enough to have been around it all the time. Whether owning a boat yard, fishing or having their family with them, Mary has such respect for the sea and what it offers to us all. Through the Museum she helps to give people a better understanding of how our history of shipping, boat building, rules of the water etc. is so valuable. She is real proud to be a part of this organization.

Bob Jester:
Bob Jester, a resident of Greenport, is well-known in the community, and is respected as a "teacher's teacher." He retired as a science teacher from Riverhead High School in 2010, including courses in Marine Biology and Regents Biology. He began his teaching career in 1973 and has received numerous district, county, state, and national awards and accolades  He was known for promoting a "can do" atmosphere for his students and colleagues, and was elected Teacher of the Year in 1984 by the District. Bob was a finalist for the U.S. Teacher in Space Program in 1986 and one of the first teachers in the country to receive the National Science Teacher award from the federal government. Every summer, Bob participates in the "Peconic Bay Science Program" aboard the Glory with the Capt. Dave Berson.  This 5 day program is an interactive marine ecology, local maritime history and boating safety course. Students will learn the basics of the scientific method by testing for the health of Peconic Bay.

Linda Kessler:

Linda has been “hanging around” the East End since she was a child.  Growing up, she and her family lived in Queens, New York, but summered on Shinnecock Bay.  That childhood continued into young adulthood as she attended Southampton College.

After their 1969 wedding, she and her new husband, moved to Missouri where George attended medical school.   Eventually, they moved back to New York where George opened his medical practice and Linda started an upper Eastside antique business. Their love of the East End persisted, and to that end they became part time Southold residents and Linda opened a satellite store in Greenport. Eventually she closed the Manhattan store and Kessie’s became a year ‘round business.

As Linda’s business grew, so did her family and responsibilities.  They are now proud parents of two successful daughters and are enjoying a “very cute grandson”.

Linda’s involvement with the EESM began four years ago when she assisted in reorganizing the Maritime Festival.  She has been the Committee Head of Vendors and Merchants during Maritime Festival weekend for the past three years. In addition to sitting on our Board, she works closely with the Greenport BID and is working towards making the Greenport’s Tall Ship event a huge success. 

Lynn Summers:
Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Lynn was educated through High School in public schools there.In 1968 she married Pastor George Summers of Queens, New York.They moved to Franklin Square, Long Island, until 1970. At that time they moved to Mattituck, and have lived there since.
In 1980 and 1991 Lynn received her Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees in Education from Southampton College of Long Island University.
She has worked as a teacher in Mattituck-Cutchogue, Southold, Greenport, New Suffolk and Riverhead school districts, as well as for BOCES. She has also worked at retail at Hagar Clothing, Eagles Eye Store, and the Love Lane Shop. She has worked at sales at Palmer, Bedell, and Clovis Point Vineyards.
Lynn has served as PTA President, on the Aids Awareness Committee, and Schools Advisory Committee at Mattituck-Cutchogue District. She has been involved in ad hoc committees regarding Wolf Pit Pond and Main Road Master Planning. She is Secretary of the Southold Town Democratic Club, and has run for elective office in Southold Town.

Kenny White:
emi retired life long "Greenporter". Knowledge of Greenport Harbor from the mid 1950's  to the present.

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