John is a graduate of Lehigh University. His love of design and searching for the most unique properties began early in his career. Throughout the years he has developed many commercial and residential properties. His development style is one of functionality and modernism. His true joy in life is creating inspiring spaces for people. John strives to keep the integrity of nature and land intact in all he develops. He can’t wait for everyone to enjoy and gather at The Wilbur!
Lynn is a graduate of DeSales University. She is an author, poet, fine art photographer, filmmaker/actress, and speaker. As an actress, she has done many national commercials and hosted on QVC. Her art was featured locally in the Banana Factory and the Bethlehem House Gallery. In 2016, she published her first book, Let The Spirit Move You. Her love of inspiring people led her to create “The Power of a Smile” presentation which was showcased at TEDx Lehigh University in 2016. She has spent her life alongside John designing, dreaming up, and bringing to life their many real estate endeavors. You’ll find nods to her love of smiley faces around The Wilbur.
Michelle Konish is a powerhouse in the food industry! Her love of service spans nearly two decades starting in New Jersey and then migrating to Pennsylvania. You may know her from Shephard Hills and the Clinton House. She is committed and passionate about fundraising and raising awareness for childhood cancer through organizations like Alex’s Lemonade Stand.
Director of Sales
With many years in the event industry, Emily Bettys, has honed her abilities in being self-motivated and progress driven, by providing a solid foundation for over three hundred events completed. Events which range from corporate galas, luncheons, and weddings of all sizes, as well as a multitude of festivals. She has overseen all aspects of event planning for each of these diverse events, including handling multiple events at any given time. Her communication, people-centric nature, and eagerness to please have afforded her excellent customer service and relationship building skills, which is crucial in trying to foster several diverse audiences.
Bailey is an accomplished actress who has appeared in more than thirty television shows and films. She is best known for her work in HBO’s True Blood, Amazon’s The Last Tycoon, THEM: Covenant, NBC’s Law, and Order True Crime, and most recently, Sean Penn’s Flag Day. On a personal quest to live more sustainably, she started her own natural deodorant company, Bai-li Essentials, in 2019. Her mission is to make plastic-free essentials mainstream. When her parents decided to create The Wilbur, she knew she had to be involved with the design and couldn’t pass on the opportunity to work closely with her family! With the design complete, she now runs social media and email marketing.
Casey is a graduate of Lehigh University. She has worked in the commercial and industrial real estate industry for almost 10 years. She has been responsible for coordinating the land acquisition, development, and construction of speculative buildings and build-to-suit projects. Her notable projects include the development and construction management of a 1.7 million square foot build-to-suit for Procter & Gamble in Pennsylvania, 1.2 million square foot distribution center for Walmart in Pennsylvania, and a 615,000 square foot manufacturing facility for Tempur Sealy Mattresses in Maryland. She is currently working on the Wilbur Mansion renovation as well as The Wilbur 50-unit apartment building in Bethlehem, PA. Her attention to detail is a true driving force for The Wilbur!
Justin Beaver is a graduate of The Culinary Institute of America and the Executive Chef of The Wilbur Mansion. He has worked in, and led, several high-profile kitchens throughout some of the trendiest cities in the country. After returning to the Lehigh Valley, Justin was elected to The Bethlehem Food Co-Op Board of Directors where he oversees the project and is sharing his culinary knowledge with the community. He is passionate about creating exciting food that has a positive impact.
Pastry and Banquet Chef
Amanda Beaver is the Pastry and Banquet Chef for the Wilbur Mansion. She is passionate about creating thoughtful dishes that reflect the season as well as her diverse culinary and nutrition background. After graduating from The Culinary Institute of America, Amanda worked for several James Beard Award Winning restaurants around the country before becoming a Private Chef for country music’s elite. Amanda is excited to share her take on American cuisine with the Lehigh Valley alongside her husband, and Executive Chef, Justin.