• Three Neighbors near newtown turnpike on a walk one day. . .

    Leslie Gallant co-leader

      Leslie moved to Westport in 1978 with her husband Ed.  They raised two boys who attended school in Westport K-12.  She has been involved with New Neighbors, co-chair Interfaith Summer Bible School, St. Francis of Assisi Soup Kitchen in Norwalk, and various positions on PTA committees. She was a den mother for a Boy Scout Troop and head of Boys Travel Soccer in the Westport Soccer Association.  Leslie was a member of Staples Tuition Grants Committee.  While pursuing a master's degree, she was employed in the computer writing lab at Bedford Middle School and later went to work at Fairfield High School in their computer writing labs.    Leslie is currently self employed.  Her family has enjoyed living in Westport and have been avid users of Compo Beach, golf at Long Shore and lately, pickle ball!  The family is surrounded by wonderful neighbors in a town she is proud to call her own.     

    Nick Sadler co-leader

      Nick, his wife GiGi, and their son Cooper have lived in Westport since 2016 and have been residents of Fairfield County since 2007. Cooper attended King’s Highway Elementary and is currently at Coleytown Middle School. They are so grateful to live in such a warm, welcoming community that values education, family, the environment and the arts.   They love spending time year round at Compo – every season brings it’s own remarkable experiences. From walks in the fall, to summer days swimming and evenings enjoying suppers at sunset, Compo Beach has become a special, integral part of their lives.   Nick is an actor and filmmaker. Both he and GiGi are deeply involved with Cooper’s school and volunteer activities. Nick is an advocate for Male and Metastatic Breast Cancer patients and their families.   

    Geralyn Breig co-leader

        Geralyn has lived with her husband Scott and 3 children in Westport since 1998. All three children attended Westport public schools. Scott was a trustee of Earthplace and coached Westport youth lacrosse for many years.   At Compo Beach, the family sails their Hobie Cat and kayaks off South Beach, enjoy Sunday night picnics in the historic pavilion in the summer, and fall paddle ball. The beach has provided summer jobs for their kids. They were all part of the community work crew that built the playground.    As an executive with Fortune 500 companies, Geralyn has run global operations for several familiar consumer brands. She serves on two corporate boards of directors, and is an entrepreneur who recently founded her own ecommerce business. Geralyn and Scott are advocates for children with learning differences; she is a former trustee of the Villa Maria School in Stamford and he is on the board of the Greenwood School in Putney, VT.  

    We were each just out for a walk in the neighborhood a warm, sunny September day. We stopped to chat by the side of the road and got to talking about Compo Beach Summer 2017. We agreed to write to the Commissioner of Parks & Recreation to share thoughts, and to attend the September commission meeting at Town Hall- - something we had not done before. We did all that. BUT it seemed we could do more. We wanted to help amplify the voices of the people in town about what had derailed at Compo, and keep the feedback constructive and non-divisive. And so Friendsofcompobeach.com began. Just some neighbors, on a walk one day. . .