Born in Florida to a mother from rural eastern Kentucky and a father from coastal urban Massachusetts, Mr. Kay moved to New Jersey when he was ten years old. Always a Boy Scout, Mr. Kay graduated from Paul VI high school before attending The College of New Jersey to study professional writing. Upon graduating from college in 1991 Mr. Kay became a First Lieutenant in the United States Army reserves until 2001.
Mr. Kay has worked in Information Technology since the early 1990’s, holding positions as an IT analyst, online traffic manager, programmer, and developer. Since 2012, Mr. Kay has served as Blair Academy’s database manager, a role in which he directs many projects related to the School's data systems. In 2014 he graduated from the New Jersey Institute of Technology with an MS in information technology administration and security. Mr. Kay also completed a graduate certificate in network security and information assurance from NJIT in 2012.
Mr. Kay and his wife Stacy, a New Jersey public school teacher, moved to Wharton after a four year search for a house that took them around Essex, Passaic, and Morris Counties. Wharton, which they love for its small town feel and high accessibility to everything, is, coincidentally, the mid-point between their workplaces.
Since moving to Wharton, Mr. Kay has enjoyed the nearby parks, local history, and conversations with his neighbors. Although he works in technology, he is a bit of a history nerd who is learning all he can about the Morris Canal. Wharton’s location has also provided Mr. Kay with nearby hiking and biking trails.
Born and raised in Essex County, Mr. LoRe started his working life delivering the Star Ledger, raking leaves, and shoveling snow for his neighbors in Nutley, NJ. Eventually he began working in the family business: construction sweeping and equipment sales. With that came over twenty years experience working with and for municipalities all over NJ where he learned many valuable lessons from civil servants in townships and cities big and small.
Mr. LoRe also has over 25 years experience volunteering at all levels of youth sports and scouting. As a frequent visitor of Wharton for both work and leisure, he and his wife Syrena and I fell in love with the Borough and decided to settle here in 2014.