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.


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 or

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 Administrator and Wedding Coordinator

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, the 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 or

Emily Thomas-Ridgway | Events Coordinator and 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 Events Coordinator and Volunteer Supervisor. Contact Emily at 732-919-3500 or

Angela Larcara | 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 or

Jessica Ciano | Administrative Assistant

Jessica is a recent graduate of Monmouth University’s Anthropology Graduate program with interests in Cultural Anthropology, Archaeology, and Museum Studies. Although she is new to the administrative assistant role at Allaire, she has been a valuable part of the team for quite some time as a museum and library intern. She is a mother to three chinchillas, and she currently lives in Wall with her boyfriend and his cat. You can contact Jessica at 732-919-3500 or