The Light Foundation Grows Leadership Team in Ohio


GREENVILLE– The Light Foundation, a nonprofit founded in 2001 by three-time Super Bowl champion and former New England Patriot Matt Light and his wife Susie, announced the newest member of their Ohio-based
leadership team.

Troy Eden has been named the Chief Operations Officer. He will join the team at their Chenoweth Trails location in Greenville, Ohio, where he will oversee the day-to-day operations and lead the team to greater

“I’m very excited to have the opportunity to continue to serve and impact our nation’s youth,” states Troy Eden, Chief Operations Offer. “Being in the Air Force taught me the core values of integrity first, service before self, and excellence in all we do, and it is my goal to lead my life and those around me by those values,” he continues.

Troy Eden grew up in Fairfield County and eventually joined the Air Force where he deployed in support of operations in Bosnia, throughout the middle east, Afghanistan, Japan, Korea, and a whole host of other countries. He retired from Active Duty in 2017 and worked for a defense contractor at Wright Patterson Air Force Base before assuming this position.

“I have volunteered with many non-profit organizations, but I felt compelled to be a part of the Light Foundation at Chenoweth Trails. After serving the country against foreign adversaries, I now have the opportunity and responsibility to give back, lead, develop and mentor the next generation of good citizens and leaders,” says Eden.

The mission of the Light Foundation is to help young people develop the skills, values, and mindset they need to create a meaningful and productive future. They impact 8,000 young people each year through outdoor, hands-on leadership programs.

“This expanded leadership will enable us to focus on more strategic oversight for the foundation. We know Troy will be a great fit for this position since we witnessed him help us impact 16 young men over the summer through our flag-ship leadership program, Camp Vohokase. He was a leader through that 7-day program and the young people really enjoyed being around him, too!” says Matt Light, Co-Founder of the Light Foundation.

The community will be able to meet Troy Eden at the next Chenoweth Trails event, which is Winter Wonderland happening December 9, 10, and 11 th at their location on Greenville-Nashville Road outside of Greenville. Visit their website ( and their social pages (@lightfoundation) to learn more about the impact taking place.