Meet the Allaire Village Staff

Allaire Village Inc. consists of a small group of dedicated staff who oversee the day to day operations of the Village.

  Hance M. Sitkus, CPA | Administrator

The youngest member to be publically elected to the Allaire Village Inc. (AVI) Board of Trustees in 2002, Hance served on various committees of the Board of Trustees, and has been the Board’s Vice Chairman, Treasurer and Chairman. In November 2017, Hance entered into a contract to lead and serve as the Village’s Administrator. His family has lived and worked in the Allaire area since the 1600s. At age 12, Hance started off as a historical interpreter, became AVI’s first paid Retail Sales Manager in the 1990s and later coordinated exhibits at the Enameling Building. He is author of “Images of America, Allaire” and “The Allaire Coloring Book.” From 2009 to 2015 Hance served as our General Store Manager on a volunteer basis, logging over 1,200 volunteer hours annually. In May 2014, Hance opened his own accounting firm, Hance Accounting & Business Advisors, LLC, in Sea Girt, NJ. Prior to that he was the Chief Financial Officer and Corporate Secretary of Visible World, Inc. located in NYC. Hance holds a BS in accounting and a BA in public relations, journalism, and history from Lehigh University. He enjoys travelling, especially train travel across the United States and Canada! Hance looks forward to applying his unique business and professional background to formulate a long-term sustainability plan for the village, advising the Board of Trustees,  strengthening Allaire’s management team, enriching the visitor experience, and ensuring Allaire’s status as the premiere living history museum in the State of New Jersey. Contact Hance at 732-919-3500 Ext 15 or hsitkus@allairevillage.org

Bonnie Brown | Director of Historical Interpretation and Museum Programming

After receiving a degree in History Education from the College of New Jersey, Bonnie spent 7 years teaching grades 7 – 12 as well as adult education classes and children with special needs. Joining the non-profit sector, she served as a research manager in the area of fund raising, membership, and grant making, as well as public event planning and volunteer services.  For the past 15 years she was with Grounds For Sculpture, ultimately becoming the Director of Operations and Guest Services. She also serves on the advisory board of the Cultural Access Network working with other non-profit organizations on issues surrounding ADA compliancy. Contact Bonnie at 732-919-3500 ext 12 or bbrown@allairevillage.org

Michael McManus | Village Manager

Mike has been involved in the Village since 2003 and is involved in event planning, set-up, break-down, and general building upkeep. The Halloween Hayrides are Mike’s favorite events and you can see his spooky displays and decorations every October! Mike is a proud grandfather of two and is looking forward to rooting on the Giants this season! Contact Mike at 732-919-3500.

Kathy Geiser | Office and Development Manager

Kathy Geiser joined the Allaire team in 2012. Since stepping in, Kathy organizes, schedules, and coordinates all Chapel occasions (of which there are hundreds each year), museum membership, three Craft Markets, and all of our monthly Flea Markets! Prior to her work at Allaire, Kathy worked in the non-profit sector for 16 years. On her off days, Kathy can be found in her garden, and spending time with her family in Bradley Beach. Contact Kathy at 732-919-3500 ext 14 or kgeiser@allairevillage.org.

Emily Thomas-Ridgway | Volunteer Supervisor

Emily Thomas-Ridgway has been with Allaire Village Inc. for about 5 years. She graduated from Georgian Court University with a BS in Business Administration and is looking into getting her Masters in Project Management. She started out as an intern in our office, became the manager of our bakery, and now is our Volunteer Supervisor. Contact Emily at 732-919-3500 ext 11 or ethomas@allairevillage.org.

Angela Larcara | Media and Group Tour Coordinator

Angela Larcara has been the Group Tour Coordinator at Allaire Village since June of 2012. Prior to her time at Allaire, she spent 15 years as a school librarian. Angela lives in Wall Township where she raised her three children and visited Allaire State Park and Allaire Village on many occasions. These days, Angela can often be found scheduling and facilitating group tours of schools, camps, and senior groups. Contact Angela at 732-919-3500 ext 13 or alarcara@allairevillage.org.

 

Position Available !!! | Event and Marketing Coordinator

The Board of Trustees at The Historic Village at Allaire is seeking an Events & Marketing Coordinator. Full-time position with benefits! Compensation package to be based on experience and qualifications. Under the direction of the Administrator of Allaire Village, Inc., supervises and coordinates events, activities and programs at The Historic Village at Allaire. Ensures an adequate and variety of activities are being offered and an enriched visitor experience is achieved. Markets the village to gain new audiences for events as well as event sponsors and donors. Develops and oversees social media channels.

Cover Letter and Resume should be sent to Administrator, PO Box 93, Allenwood, NJ 08720

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