Our Board

Meet Our Volunteer Board of Directors

Dave Sharp


Dave has been a proud resident of Brighton since 1993. He has a long history of involvement in the community, including various leadership roles with the Rotary Club, Chamber of Commerce, Canada Day committee, and Northumberland United Way, to name a few. He truly enjoys giving back and is happy to serve as the marketing director for the Presqu’ile Point Lighthouse Preservation Society.

Dave has been a financial planner in Brighton since 1993. Married back in 1973; he and his wife of 40 years have two adult children, Gary and Angela, who have also remained local. He and his family are avid bowlers, as his son owns the local Presqu’ile Lanes Bowling Centre. He and his wife also love going camping with their family including the two granddaughters and one grandson.

Alan Hallworth


After graduating from Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario, Alan Hallworth was granted his Professional Engineer status and pursued his career in New Brunswick, New Hampshire and New Jersey before returning to Canada to start up his own plastics machinery business in Cobourg, Ontario, which he operated for 23 years.

His love of water lead him to his sailing hobby for 40 years, and he is a Past Commodore of the Cobourg Yacht Club. But the sailing conditions are best in Brighton, where he moved in 2005.  He is an active member of the Presqu’ile Yacht Club, and has always been keenly interested in the importance of the Presqu’ile Lighthouse as a navigational aid.

Alan and his wife Krista Hallworth, both involved in volunteering in Brighton,  have four children and five grand-children.

Ernie Sharp

Director of Membership

Ernie was born and raised just up Hwy #30, in Campbellford, where he grew up andmet his wife Brenda. They married in 1968 and moved to Mississauga where they remained for 39 years working mainly for “Cryovac” (and subsequent owners) as a Production Trainer until the plant shut down (moved production to USA).

In 2007, after retirement, they moved into Brighton By The Bay subdivision where he volunteered in various roles for the BBTB Home Owners Ass’n Board of Directors (now in his second term).

Ernie & Brenda have two children and 4 grandchildren who all live relatively close by. You will often find Ernie tinkering away in his woodworking shop.

Ernie is looking forward to the challenges of getting our Lighthouse rebuilt to its former glory and working with the board assisting where needed, including helping out on the Membership responsibilities (even his wife Brenda is helping out in this area!)


Lynda Blackburn


Lynda Blackburn
As a semi-retired bookkeeper working for small businesses in the Brighton area, Lynda wanted to give back  to the community.  The Presquile lighthouse has always been fascinating to her.  While she has visited Peggy’s Cove a number of times, she is more proud that here in Brighton we have our own special tourist attraction in the Presqu’ile Point Lighthouse and is keen to assist in its’ restoration and preservation project.  She also feels that the Hwy 401 & Hwy #30 Brighton exit with its lighthouse replicas is an ingenious way of promoting the uniqueness of Presquile Park and the Brighton area. We must restore the lighthouse to its original state.

Emily Rowley

Emily is one of those volunteers that is always giving back to the community including a past Councillor and assisting in AppleFest for many years.  She has considerable municipal experience and is prepared to use her energy to assist PPLPS in obtaining their goals of restoring the lighthouse.


Learn more about our restoration plans and progress. Have some input? Get in touch!
If you’d like to get involved, becoming a member is easy, and we’re always looking for great volunteers.