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Bela Szigethy

Owner

Bela has been swimming in Lake Hopatcong since he’s been two.  Not continually, but off and on.  Today he still loves swimming, skiing, kayaking, sailing, paddle boarding, boating and, most recently, water bicycling on the biggest lake in the Garden State.  And afterwards having a beer at Alice’s or the Windlass and watching the sunset.  He’s one of our biggest fans.

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Alice Szigethy

Owner/Manager

Alice spent many childhood evenings pretending to own a restaurant.  She served her patient family delicacies such as ‘Canned Fruit’ and ‘Saltines with Butter’.  Thankfully Alice’s concept of fine dining has evolved.  A career hospitality professional, Alice started out as a shallot peeler in the basement of a NYC restaurant  and worked her way through an array of positions in restaurants and hotels in New York City.  In the early 90's she left the restaurant business and entered the 9-5 world.  One marriage and two children later things have changed.  Alice now works behind the scenes to oversee concepts, marketing, capital improvement projects and standardizing the businesses with regard general operations, policies and procedures.  A part-time resident of Lake Hopatcong – she tries to dabble in a variety of hobbies such as nature photography and family care.  Alice is grateful to all who dedicate their heart, souls and talent to the corporate mission.

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Lisa Palanchi

Chief Operations Officer

Lisa has been the COO of Camp Six since 2014. She came from a 31 year career at  UPS where she retired as a division manager.

Lisa oversees all operational, financial and physical plant issues of all the business entities.

Lisa lives on the lake, and loves all that the area has to offer.

 

Thomas Costigan

Property Manager

Tom started with Camp Six in 2014 in the Wheelhouse of Miss Lotta as a Captain.  Later that year, he moved on to Property Manager of Camp Six.  When Tom isn’t reading e-mails and chasing down emergencies, he spends his day scheduling his crew, inspecting all Camp Six professional and privately held properties, overseeing projects and meeting vendors. 

"How I got here. We must start at the beginning, back when I was a kid sailing with my father. The thrill was breathtaking. The wind in my sails blew me into bigger, faster, competitive racing boats that we sailed in many different cities and islands. On the professional side I always had a fun job, from computer technician in the city to home contractor in NJ. After completing my master captain’s license I saw myself behind the wheel of a large boat. Then in 2014, along came Miss Lotta. The first restaurant boat to sail on Lake Hopatcong. It didn’t take long to find myself in the pilot house. And what a great year it was, At the end of the season Camp Six was looking for a new property manager. And there you have it."

 

Michael Domanski

Financial Controller

Michael started with Camp Six as the Financial Controller in June 2017.  Michael graduated from Pennsylvania State University with a B.S degree in Accounting.

Michael is a lifelong New Jersey resident, and currently resides in Morris County with his wife and daughter.

 

Casey Gonzalez

Office Manager and Operations Supervisor

Casey began her career with Camp Six in 2015 in office of the Windlass Restaurant.   She moved over to our corporate office in 2016.  

Her favorite part of working at Camp Six is that no day is ever the same. Among other skills, Casey lends her organization skills to Camp Six.

Casey and her husband Eric recently welcomed a beautiful baby girl.

 

Michelle Craig

Events and Operation Manager

Michelle joined Camp Six having in the summer of 2016. She came to us with extensive experience in event planning. To date, her favorite part of her job is being instrumental in organizing the Music Under The Stars on the Boardwalk. Michelle and her husband Bill have two amazing daughters, who all love getting out on their boat for a day on the Lake.

 

 

 

Main Lake Market


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Main Lake Market


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Alice Szigethy

Merchandise Manager/Owner

Alice Szigethy started working at Main Lake Market in the second year of operations. Alice’s role varies from year to year.   Alice’s impact on business is mostly behind the scenes, maintaining inventory and ensuring conceptual execution.  Alice enjoys working with staff and customers alike.

 

Eric Gonzalez

Store Manager

Bio Coming Soon

 

Kim Loughridge

Store Manager

Photo and Bio Coming Soon

 

The Windlass


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The Windlass


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Robert Przybylinksi

General Manager

Robert Przybylinski (“RJ”) joined the Windlass as the General Manager in 2016.  RJ grew up in Lake Hopatcong and began his restaurant experience at Gatwyns II. He worked at Gatwyns for almost ten years while attending high school and college. He graduated from Fairleigh Dickinson with a Bachelor Degree in Hospitality Management.  It was then he decided to move into the corporate restaurant industy.  He worked for Macaroni Grill for six years and then California Pizza Kitchen three years.

RJ decided to take the position at the Windlass.  His responsibilities are vast but most importantly he oversee all aspects of day to day operations, strategic planning, training and development and most importantly guest satisfaction.   When he is not working he enjoys spending time with his wife and two beautiful daughters.

Eduardo Santos

Culinary Chef

Eduardo Santos studied under Culinary
Institute of America Robert Connelly, owner and Executive Chef of L'Affaire, in Mountainside. Ed received his passion for cooking from his mother, a Portuguese immigrant, who made traditional dishes from Portugal as well as creating her own. 

Ed was Owner and Head Chef of the Ridgewood Manor in Hopatcong, NJ for over 20 years, which received numerous awards including "Best Restaurants" from USA Today.

Ed enjoys driving and restoring classic cars in his spare time as well as weight lifting.  He enjoys coming up with new recipes to serve customers.

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Abel Tangerife

Executive Chef

Abel is the Executive Chef at the Windlass Restaurant where he has worked for the last 18 years.  He began his restaurant career almost 40 years ago as an entry level cook eventually working his way up to his current position.  Abel has worked in several top area restaurants most notably The Black Horse Inn, The Ryland Inn and The Grand Cafe. He also owned his own restaurant, Marabels,  which was given 3 stars by the Daily Record. Abel received an associate degree in Hotel and Restaurant Management in 1991.  He also holds Servsafe certification.  He continues to expand his knowledge by attending courses offered by local health departments.  Abel recently won the Best Soup in Morris County award for his Smoky Bean Soup.  He continues to update the Windlass menu with creative and innovative dishes.  Abel currently resides in Landing where he has lived for 30 years with his wife and two dogs.

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Katherine Spratt

Sous-Chef

Katherine Spratt (“Katie”) joined The Windlass team as Sous Chef in 2016. She is a Lake Hopatcong native and began her culinary career at McKenna’s Pub where she worked for almost ten years. While working at McKenna’s Pub, she attended The Art Institute of Philadelphia for Culinary Arts graduating in 2007. She has also worked as a line cook in other local restaurants such as Alice’s and Taphouse 15.

Some of Katie’s day to day responsibilities include inventory, cost control, overseeing food production for The Lake Hopatcong Cruise ship (Miss Lotta) and managing kitchen operations along with the Executive Chef and Kitchen Manager.

Katie is a mother to a wonderful son and married her high school sweetheart in October of 2016. On her days off, she enjoys spending quality time with her family and is an avid puzzle enthusiast.

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Samantha J. Scheper

Assistant Front of House Manager

Samantha joined The Windlass team after a decade with the Strategic Projects Department of Aéropostale Corporate.  In addition to being at Aéro, Samantha held a part-time hostess position at Alice’s beginning in 2014.  She returned to Nolan’s Point full time in March 2016 as the Assistant Front of House Manager of the Windlass.  Samantha’s intra-personal and administrative skills have made her a Windlass jack-of-all-trades - front of house management, office administration and guest interaction are just a few roles she takes on in a day.  

Samantha is a Lake Hopatcong native who is very excited to have the opportunity to work close to home after years of commuting to Lyndhurst, NJ and Manhattan.  A single mother, she lives on the lake surrounded by family and friends. 

When Samantha is not at The Windlass, she enjoys spending time with her beautiful daughter, baking, interior decorating, reading a good book and partaking in all lake-related activities.

 

Tresha Bisang

Floor Manager

Prior to working at The Windlass, Tresha lived in California for 17 years.  She established a career in the financial field as a Senior Financial Analyst, working on several governmental projects.  Tresha's family had owned several restaurants in New Jersey and she grew up in the hospitality business. When she returned to the east coast in 2013 she decided to transition her career back into hospitality. Tresha joined The Windlass team in August of 2016 as a Hostess.  Her love for and dedication to customer relations enabled her to be promoted to Maitre D within a year.  Beginning of summer 2017 Tresha moved up to a Floor Manager where she is best able to demonstrate her skills in connecting with people and problem solving.

When she is not being the "Face of The Windlass", Tresha spends her free time as a philanthropist for numerous charities and causes that are near and dear to her heart.  She also enjoys spending time with her best friends, who happen to be her father and her dog Bennie.  Tresha is grateful to be surrounded again by all of her NJ family and friends!

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Brandon Foltz

Floor Manager/Bar Manager

Brandon Foltz joined the Windlass as the Bar Manager in spring of 2017. Brandon grew up across the lake in Hopatcong and began his management career with Granite City Food and Brewery. He has worked every position inside the restaurant including Brew Master. Yes, he made the beer! He later worked for different concepts that took him to Indiana, Chicago, Texas, and Michigan. After many years on the road, he decided to return to his friends and family in Hopatcong.

What Brandon most enjoys about his role is throwing a party every day. Guests come to enjoy our great food, stellar service, and amazing atmosphere. They enjoy their experience here and he is a part of it. When he is not working, he enjoys working on his house in Hopatcong.

Kim Heineman

Floor Manager/On-Site Private Event Coordinator

Kim joined the Windlass in 2016 and now serves as the On-Site Private Event Coordinator and as Floor Manager.  She began in Food and Beverage Management the way many people do - at the bottom.  She worked her way up through every front-of-the-house position eventually earning management positions in restaurants and finally catering sales.  After several years, she took a break from management to raise her young children.  Soon, she went back to school to earn a degree in design and started her own renovation company. When the Windlass offered her an opportunity to return to her roots in food and beverage management, she claims that she couldn’t resist.  

As a mother of four, Kim finds that nothing brings her more pleasure than to watch her children enjoy a meal she’s prepared for them.  Kim believes that her role as a restaurant/catering manager is an extension of that - amplifying those feelings with every satisfied guest.

No matter what genre of business, she enjoys a singular passion for working with people and knowing that she can create experiences and products that positively impact others.

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Edward Kelly

Director of Catering

Avid food enthusiast, creator of memorable guest experiences

Edward Kelly brings a long and rich experience in the catering and event business to the Windlass Catering team.  During his 35-year career, Edward has held several positions within the catering, hospitality and special event industry including Owner/Operator of Kelly Catering, Assistant Banquet Manager at Sheraton Tara, Banquet Captain at the Parsippany Hilton.  He was also the owner/operator of an event coordination company, Classic Party Coordinators.

Edward joined the Windlass Restaurant in 2015 as Restaurant Manager.   His expertise in the catering and special event industry naturally let him to create the Windlass On-Premise catering department.  Shortly thereafter the success of On-Premise catering blossomed into an Off-site catering and event planning venture.  Edward currently sells and manages logistics planning for all Off-site execution of the company's event catering projects as well as larger on site affairs. Events include Weddings, Corporate Events, Bar/Bat Mitzvah’s, Team Banquets, Employee Appreciation Events and BAR-B-Q’s.

Windlass Key Staff

 

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Joseph A. Sanfilippo

Chef

Chef Joseph Sanfilippo brings over 19 years of restaurant experience to Alice’s.  His inspiration to be a chef started when he was a kid working up from the bottom in his family’s owned and operated restaurant.  As he moved up the ranks, he absorbed a comprehensive hands-on knowledge of the restaurant industry.  More importantly, he discovered his life-long passion for food.  At 24, self-taught and extremely motivated, he left the family business with a desire to grow professionally.  Since then, he has paved his own path with a drive to achieve cutting-edge excellence in the culinary field.  Chef Sanfilippo initially came to Alice’s as Sous Chef.  His talent and dedication brought him to the Chef position in 2015.  Chef Sanfilippo is delighted that the Alice’s business plan is matched by his belief that quality and exciting food should be accessible to everyone. Using fresh, seasonal and trending ingredients, Chef delivers his distinctive style, passion and flare to the table.  Chef Sanfilippo hasn’t stopped.  He continues to actively explore and master artistic and technical skills in the culinary field.  Alice’s is honored to have such a young talent and inspired soul behind the line – breathing life into Alice’s menu and inspiring his staff to seek personal and professional greatness.

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Leslie Werner

General Manager

Leslie Werner has been in the restaurant industry for over a decade.  Before joining Alice’s in 2013 Leslie developed her professional career at a variety of Northwest New Jersey institutions such as Crystal Springs Resort, Ballyowen Golf Club, Cafe Ala Mode, and Mountain Creek Ski Resort.  Leslie joined the Alice’s team in May 2013 as the Assistant Front of House Manager.  In 2015 Leslie brought her ‘all things restaurant’ skills to the newly opened Windlass as Front of House manager.  As Alice’s enters its second decade, Leslie is back at the helm of Alice’s front of house operations.  She brings poise, thoughtfulness and a practical management style to Alice’s.  The faced-paced, upscale environment of Alice’s is a perfect venue for Leslie to showcase her personality and skills.  On her days off Leslie tries to get out hiking with her handsome boyfriend Troy and human-like dog Brock.

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Al Gulielmo

Bar Manager

Al Guglielmo moved to New York City from Rhode Island in 1976 to pursue a career in acting.  After graduating the American Music and Drama Academy, he worked professionally in Broadway musicals and tours and in television as Al DeCristo.  In 1996 he took a part-time bar tending job (one of many, such is the life of an actor) at Louie's Westside Cafe in Manhattan, where he got to know Alice and Bela as part of his clientele.  Assuming the Bar Manager position after a short time at Louie's, he began to gradually shift careers to restaurant management and accepted Alice and Bela's offer to help open a new venue on Lake Hopatcong-Alice's, in 2009.  Al is the only remaining member of the original team to open Alice's.  He still lives in Manhattan with his wife Jennifer, the General Manager of Raybloch Marketing, and his son Roman, a freshman at Vassar College.

Patrick Bolger

Assistant Front of House Manager

Patrick grew up in Hopatcong, resulting in a deep love for the Lake and its history. Pat started working at Alice’s in the Summer of 2014 and has worked at Alice’s every Summer since, until graduating in May 2017 from Susquehanna University with a degree in Economics. Since his first Summer at Alice's, Pat has served as a busser, a host, and currently works as the Assistant Front of House Manager.

When Pat isn’t at Alice’s, he finds himself on his boat, swimming and enjoying the lake. There truly isn’t a summer day that Pat is not on Lake Hopatcong! Pat also enjoys playing the piano, has a dog named Bruno (named after Bruno Mars – his favorite artist), and just recently picked up the hobby of home brewing. Overall, Pat loves the work he does at Alice’s: ensuring that guests experience all that Alice’s has to offer.  

Cyndi Ray

Assistant Front of House Manager

Cyndi started her journey with the Live The Lake/Camp Six organization in Summer of 2016 as a server at the Windlass. While at the Windlass she became cross trained as a Hostess to fill in for the off-season. Cyndi quickly fell in love with all things related to Lake Hopatcong and Nolan’s Point. Recently an assistant manager position opened at Alice’s and Cyndi could not pass up the opportunity to continue to grow with the company.

Cyndi brings more than a decade of hospitality industry experience - with a resume which includes Bob Evan’s corporation and  consulting for her family's Hotel and Restaurant business. She has also dabbled in the finance world and spent some time in the classroom as an English teacher. Cyndi loves customer service and providing an exceptional experience for all guests and is happy to be fulfilling that role at Alice’s.

 

Alice's Key Staff

 

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Sarah Keir

Manager

Sarah has been a lifelong resident of Lake Hopatcong. Ever since she can remember, she has been swimming and boating on the lake.

After one of many routine visits to the Windlass, Sarah came across the Lake Hopatcong Golf Club and began working there in 2015. Her hobbies include kayaking, traveling, and of course, playing mini golf! 

 

Lake Hopatcong Cruises


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Chelsea Cone

Manager

As Manager of Lake Hopatcong Cruises, Chelsea brings a spirit of enthusiasm and a feeling of warmth to every aspect of her job. Her infectious personality is on display when she greets visitors as they board Miss Lotta for a voyage on Lake Hopatcong. Guests are guaranteed a unique and satisfying cruise thanks to Chelsea’s unwavering attention to detail, her superb organizational skills and her devotion to her work. Whether the event is a dinner cruise, a specialty cruise or a private event, including weddings, Chelsea’s number one priority is to ensure guests enjoy a memorable experience aboard Miss Lotta.  Chelsea is a graduate of The International School of Hospitality and Tourism Management Program from Fairleigh Dickinson University. She has been employed in the hospitality industry since 2010, and worked previously at Alice’s Restaurant, a sister company of Lake Hopatcong Cruises, before taking on the role of manager at LHC. She is a member of the Morris & Sussex Chambers of Commerce and of numerous Women’s Business Organizations.  In her free time Chelsea enjoys cooking, reading and yoga, as well as spending time with family and friends

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Amber Pregno

Assistant Manager

Amber Pregno is the Assistant Manager at Lake Hopatcong Cruises. Amber aids the manager in supervising the work of the staff and crew of Miss Lotta, contributes to off-season development, aids in booking tickets and customer service, assists in coordinating special events and weddings, and develops much of the advertising for LHC.  Amber obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in Elementary Education and English from Albright College in Reading, PA. While in college, Amber acted as the Recruitment Director for her sorority; as well as the captain of her cheerleading squad. Before Lake Hopatcong Cruises, Amber was a stay-at-home mom and served as the Head Cheerleading Coach for Morris Knolls High School from 2011-2017. In addition, Amber has a widespread background in food service and hospitality.

Under her management assistance, LHC remains creative, organized, and delivers impeccable customer service. Amber pays special attention to detail and constantly brings new ideas to the table. Her high energy, can-do attitude allows Miss Lotta’s guests to feel comfortable and pleased throughout their entire experience.

Captains & Crew

 

Lake Hopatcong Taxi


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Lake Hopatcong Taxi


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Lisa Palanchi

Manager

Lisa has been the COO of Camp Six since 2014. She came from a 31 year career at  UPS where she retired as a division manager.

Lisa oversees all operational, financial and physical plant issues of all the business entities.

Lisa lives on the lake, and loves all that the area has to offer.

 

Lake Hopatcong Taxi's 'Driven' Staff