Johnson Nordlinger of Montauk has been working since April as the assistant site manager of the Montauk Lighthouse, a spot that has long been special to her.
Raised in Montauk, she remembers playing there as a girl with her good friend Caroline Driscoll, whose father, Paul Driscoll, was the officer in charge of the Lighthouse from 1979 to 1983. And as an adult, she said, she drove there almost daily to walk the wooded trails and ocean beach.
Ms. Nordlinger made news in January when she abruptly quit her job as assistant to East Hampton Town Supervisor Bill Wilkinson.
Her new job, she said, is amazing. “The people are so nice and the ride [to work] is incredible.”