Garrison

introducing the team

Our talented staff are dedicated to making your time at The Garrison a memorable experience.
Take a moment to learn about the people who work tirelessly behind the scenes to make the magic happen.

  • Chip allemann

    General Manager

    Chip has worked in the private club and hospitality industry for over 25 years, with much of his career spent in Europe and Asia with companies including ClubCorp, Disney Development Company, and The Gary Player Groups. A US and Swiss citizen, he is a graduate of the Lausanne Hotel School in Lausanne, Switzerland and has a Masters Degree in Real Estate Development from MIT. Chip served for several years as Board Chair of Glynwood Center, an organization whose mission is to strengthen farm communities and regional food systems. A member of the Garrison community since the Davis’ purchase of The Garrison in 1999, he served for several years on the local Comprehensive Plan Special Board.

  • Marti Ajello

    Assistant General Manager

    Marti Ajello, the Assistant General Manager of The Garrison and Highlands Country Club, has worked for over 25 years in the hospitality industry. She holds a degree in applied science from SUNY-Delhi’s School of Hotel and Restaurant Management. Marti joined The Garrison in 2004 with an extensive corporate background that includes positions in training, sales and “problem solving” for Holiday Inn Express, Howard Johnsons and the Doral Properties at Arrowwood. Marti was also the assistant general manager at the boutique hotel Morgan’s in New York City and was the Director of Operations at the Tarrytown Executive Conference Center in Westchester.

  • Vinny Mocarski

    Executive Chef

    Vinny graduated from the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park and was chosen as one of eight graduates to work in the prestigious Fellowship teacher’s assistant program at the CIA, a position he says “was one of the best experiences I’ve ever had, developing important organizational and management skills that are key to my success today.” Mocarski then took a position as a line cook at the Sheraton in Ocean City, Maryland before returning to the Hudson Valley to work at The Garrison’s Bill Brown restaurant. He was quickly promoted to sous chef, and then to chef de cuisine, a position he retained when the restaurant was renovated to Valley.

  • Joe Spivak

    Golf Pro

    Joe Spivak has been the Head PGA Golf Professional at The Garrison since 2000. He is a graduate of The Golf Professional Training Program, The PGA of America’s most extensive curriculum and the most rigorous training a golf professional can go through.Before arriving at The Garrison, Spivak worked at two of the most prestigious facilities in the country — Fenway Golf Club and Winged Foot Golf Club, both in Westchester, NY. He has trained under several top 50 and top 100 teachers in America and has worked with players of all abilities, from PGA Tour Players, professional athletes, mini-tour professionals, and club professionals to collegiate players, top ranked junior players, amateurs, and beginners.

  • James Brown

    Restaurant & Beverage Manager

    A Hudson Valley resident for most of his life and Hospitality Veteran for over half, Mr. Brown’s journey of experiences encompasses The Martha’s Vineyard Patisserie Francaise, Valley Cottage Café, Hastings-on-Hudson Buffet de la Gare, Mount Kisco Lex, Greenwich Elm Street Oyster House, North Salem 121, Chappaqua Kittle House and now- Garrison Properties. College attendance consumed two brief yet concentrated years at Elizabeth Seton followed by Sales Management with WZFM Radio and Entertainment Publications. It is a delight for Mr. Brown to be a part of the greater Hudson Valley community where many things culinary are world-class. He and Garrison Properties embrace local-sustainable-biodynamic and organic in many forms. If an occupation could be a vacation, then the good doctor prescribed it best for James to flourish at The Garrison and The Hudson Highlands Club.

  • Ann Marie Rozycki

    Special Event Manager

    While studying for her communications degree at Long Island University, Ann Marie joined a group in opening a nightclub in Long Island and then a restaurant in downtown Manhattan. After moving to the Hudson Valley she was the Catering Manager at Eclisse Restaurant in Westchester where she worked for several years. Ann Marie took a hiatus from the restaurant business to start a family, but continued using her skills to organize school fundraising events. She re-entered the industry managing Valley restaurant at The Garrison for several years before joining the banquet team.

employment opportunities

The Garrison is always looking for motivated, hard working individuals of all ages to become a part of our incredible team. We take pride in knowing that our team will go above and beyond to make someone’s experience special.

Golf Cart Sales — weekends through middle September

Snack Bar Sales — must be available weekends

If you are interested in joining our team, please contact us today at 845.424.3604. For food service applicants, please reach out to info@thegarrison.com.