Our Family

Michelle Katz ,  Co-Owner of The White Butterfly


Michelle is an attorney and The White Butterfly is her passionate hobby.  It is a dream come true for her.  Michelle  loves to find new and exciting products to bring to the store thereby creating her vision of a wonderful shopping experience. Michelle lives in Freehold Township with her husband, 4 daughters and her Goldendoodle, Lily.


Michael Kafton ,  Co-Owner  of The White Butterfly


Mike oversees all aspects of the business operations at The White Butterfly and was very instrumental in the re-model construction project.   He seeks out many of the unique products that ultimately find their way to the shelves at The White Butterfly.  Mike was born and raised in Jackson and is now raising his three sons here.

Kat Schadt, General Manager

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Kat joined the White Butterfly shortly after moving to New Jersey in October of 2013.  Starting out behind the scenes in Social Media and Marketing, she grew into managing the business when once the cafe opened it’s ‘gates.’  Kat has a passion for food & delivering top notch customer service.

Before moving to New Jersey, Kat was a puppeteer, actress and voice over artist.  If you’re lucky, you may get to catch a glimpse of her moonlighting as Marilyn Monroe & entertaining the men while they shop during the holidays!

In July of 2015 she married the love of her life on a mountain top in Western Maryland and now lives in Brick with their new puppy, Cider.

Wendy Kern, White Butterfly Assistant Manager


Wendy Kern came on board at The White Butterfly in time for the Holiday rush of 2013 and quickly became a valued part of our family.  A true Jersey Girl, Wendy loves (and looks fabulous in) all things leopard.  She has a passion and a knack for home decorating and believes that finding unique pieces to add to any house brings a personality and a life that will take a house and make it a home.

Her favorite thing to help people shop for is accessories!! The right jewelry, purse or scarf can transform any outfit from ordinary to extraordinary.  You will always find Wendy wearing something she has purchased from The White Butterfly. From Gingersnaps to Lottie Dottie’s to Brighton & Alex and Ani, when it comes to The White Butterfly Collection she is not only an employee but a loyal customer.  She lives in Jackson with her husband and their two beautiful daughters.


Gabrielle Ritzer, Sales Associate

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Gabby loves working at The White Butterfly – she even calls it her ‘home away from home!’  She loves meeting new customers and getting to know everyone who come in to shop.  Her favorite thing is when new products come in that she gets to explore and merchandise.

Our resident florist, she even owns her own special events company specializing in floral design & event planning called ‘La Bella Panse.’  Find her on Facebook here.

Marygrace Curry, Sales Associate


Marygrace has been a part of the White Butterfly family for almost 2 years.  She loves fashion, design, jewelry and sparkles and loves to accessorize with White Butterfly jewelry and accessories.
Marygrace is one of our stylists who loves to decorate and display our new merchandise with her individual flair and style. She loves helping customers find the perfect gift for themselves or others and is available by appointment to help you on a one to one basis to find the perfect accessories for yourself or a perfect gift!
Marygrace resides in Jackson with her husband, three daughters and 2 adorable grandchildren!




Fredy Reyes, Chef






Freddie is one of our very talented chefs at the White Butterfly Cafe.  Not only does he love to cook but he loves to create tantalizing daily specials.  Freddie’s personal favorite meal is the Tropical Fiesta Butterfly Bread.