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.
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.
Tom White, Chef
Tom joined the team last Fall when the Cafe was born. He brings a strong sense of style & efficiency to the kitchen and we love his passion for The White Butterfly. A graduate of Jackson Memorial, he got this start in the food world at Glory’s Deli many moons ago. Since then he has trained under 4 successful chefs in Italian, American & Chinese cooking methods, ran the line as Sous Chef, managed a Panera Bread and has extensive Catering Experience. Tom lives in Jackson with his girl friend & son, Byron.
Eddie Lopez, Chef
Eddie joined our kitchen team shortly after the cafe opened but this isn’t his first rodeo! He’s been making magic happen with food for over 15 years. He got an early start at the tender age of 12 working at his Grandfather’s restaurant in Patterson, NJ & quickly discovered his passion and talent in the industry. Specializing in Italian cuisine, he worked for the Hilton for 3 years where he gained experience catering weddings & other events. He lives in Jackson with is beautiful wife & three young children.
Earl Guilfoyle, Groundskeeper Extraordinairre
Earl is an essential part of the day to day operations at The White Butterfly and we have him to thank for keeping our Paris scene looking so beautiful! He is efficient at any task given him, particularly heavy-moving, landscaping, upkeep of the property and any projects that require a man’s strength, especially amidst all the women here at the WB! Earl lives locally with his large Irish Doodle, “Casablanca” and is a valuable part of the WB family.