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
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
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
Nicole Ackey, Cafe Manager
We are thrilled to have the talented and hard working Nicole at the helm of our cafe. She brings a wealth of industry knowledge to the table and makes the cafe a wonderful place for our customers to enjoy. When is isn’t working she is off to find her next adventure, be it sky diving, rollerblading or spending time with her dog Tappi.
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.
Lindsay Koslowski, Chef & Sales Associate
Lindsay joined the kitchen team in June of 2015. She loves the atmosphere at The White Butterfly and friendly staff. She loves us so much she is even cross training to work in the boutique as a sales associate too!
Rodney Griffin, Kitchen Assistant
Rodney is one of our Kitchen Assistants and has a knack for preparing all of our delicious specialty drinks. He is currently attending OCC College. Rodney’s favorite sandwich is The Jackson which makes sense since he resides in Jackson!
Debbie Liguori, Hostess
Debbie joined the White Butterfly team in September 2015 and brought with her over 25 years of experience in restaurants as well as her friendly, charming personality. She loves working at the cafe because it is quaint and friendly. A grandmother of 3, she love spending time with her family where they live in Toms River.
Alana Subervi, Hostess
Alana is one of our hostesses at the cafe. She loves greeting our customers and making them feel welcome. She is currently a student at OCC College and also works at Fright Fest as a Ghoul which is hard to believe because she is so sweet!!
Alana lives in Jackson.
Katie Mae Mott, Server
Katie is one of our servers and fits in perfectly at the cafe. She loves coffee and the outdoors, so the cafe atmosphere is perfect for her. When she is not working at the cafe, Katie is a very talented house painter. She resides in Jackson.
Sophia Amorski, Server
Sophia is one of our lovely servers. Her smile and outgoing personality make our customers feel right at home. She is currently attending OCC College studying Environmental Engineering! One of Sophia’s favorite dishes at The WB Cafe is the Endless Charm Salad.
She resides in Jackson.
Ashley Reilly, Server
Ashley is one of our servers and loves interacting with our customers. She is currently attending Georgian Court for Social Work! Ashley resides in Brick.
Jane Kennedy, Server
Jane joined The White Butterfly team in June of 2015. She is a Senior in High School and loves working here. She has recently been working our special events, like Baby Showers & Bridal Showers – the customers just love her friendly smile and great service! Jane is a true Jersey Girl at heart, her favorite place is the beach!! She lives with her family in Jackson.