Elly Karp Wong

Dean of the Classes of 2022 and 2026, and history teacher at Trinity School in Manhattan. Involved with strategic planning, annual fundraising, advising, and admissions, as well as the development of global enrichment and service learning experiences for students. Formerly coordinated various educational and docent programs for the Museum of Modern Art, New York, the […]

Marc Robert

• Partner at Water Asset Management, a global investor in water companies, assets and farms that ensure water availability and quality. • Formerly a Managing Director at Morgan Stanley and head of U.S. equity research sales, spending 18 years working in the U.K. and France.• Serves as the Board Chair of WaterAid America, with a focus […]

Arielle Gardner

New to the team in 2023 at Sylvester Manor Arielle Gardner joins with enthusiasm and gratitude. Farmer Arielle has experience in chemistry, hospitality, viticulture, enology, vegetable and flower production, animal husbandry, education and entrepreneurship. She is excited and committed to farming the land at Sylvester Manor with respect to its History and Heritage.  Her prior […]

Hannah Gray

After receiving a bachelor’s degree in anthropology, Hannah traveled and worked throughout Europe. She later attended St. John’s University and obtained a master’s degree in childhood education with dual certification in teaching English to speakers of other languages. While studying at St. Johns, Hannah received a Fulbright scholarship and studied throughout Vietnam and Argentina Hannah […]

Sara Gordon

Sara has been working at Sylvester Manor since 2008, when Peconic Land Trust was hired by the Sylvester descendant owners to plan conservation and sustainable development of the remnant acreage, and transition of the family lands to the community. She joined the Manor staff in 2013. Sara has facilitated the permanent protection of a majority […]

Gunnar Wisseman

Gunnar Wissemann started working at the Manor in 1975, when he was 14 years old, and now has been living and working on the grounds of Sylvester Manor for over 25 years. He was the Caretaker for Andrew and Alice Fiske and then, when the ownership of the property changed, became the head of Buildings […]

Alice Clark

As the History & Heritage Associate, Alice focuses on historical research, program coordination and grant facilitation. An experienced meeting and event planner, Alice also plans fundraising, live music and History & Heritage related events for Sylvester Manor.   In 2022, Alice focused her History & Heritage research work on identifying the names and stories of the […]

Donnamarie Barnes

Donnamarie Barnes began working at Sylvester Manor in 2014 as a volunteer and history docent. In 2016, she joined the staff full time as Curator & Archivist and curated the exhibitions, “Women of the Manor,” “A Place in Pictures” and “All That Has Been: Our Roots Revealed.” She is currently the Director of History & […]

Alyse Clark

Alyse Clark recently joined the Development Department at Sylvester Manor in 2023. She fell in love with helping others, especially our youth, obtain a holistic education when she worked in international recruitment and admissions at Ross School. Here she pushed beyond her role into marketing and communications to fulfill a deeper need to develop strength […]

Courtney Wingate

Courtney Wingate joined Sylvester Manor Educational Farm as Director of Development in August 2016. Born and raised in East Hampton, Courtney has over 23 years of experience in business, education and the nonprofit sector. Before coming to Sylvester Manor, she was the Associate Director of Development at the Ross School where she was responsible for […]