Team Members

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Dawn Aurora Hunt

President/CEO

Cucina Aurora was founded in New York by owner and CEO, Dawn Aurora Hunt. Having a long-standing love for cooking, a passion for good food, and joy for gathering friends around the dinner table, Dawn “the Kitchen Witch” started Cucina Aurora in 2008. Her purpose is to bring families and friends together around simple, naturally […]

Lisa Inglese Chief Operating Officer and Office Manager

Lisa Inglese

Chief Financial Officer & Production Manager

You can often find Lisa Inglese sporting a tiara from her collection of many as she keeps things in order at our corporate headquarters. We are proud to have Lisa as the Chief Operating Officer and Production Manager for Cucina Aurora! With her no-nonsense attitude and extensive experience in business, she gets things done right […]

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Gena Detour-Rowan

Head of Operations

When Gena first walked into Cucina Aurora many moons ago, she knew she was destined to be a part of the CA team. Over the years Gena has worked, helped, supported, and believed in Cucina Aurora Kitchen Witchery and now we are happy to welcome her home to the job she was always meant for. […]

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Gavin Bodkin

Sales Ninja

Gav-Bot the Sales Ninja is ready to help and serve the needs of our wholesale customers! His warm smile and optimistic attitude infuse everything he does. His knowledge of marketing and entrepreneurial spirit is the perfect fit for his role as our Sales and Brand Expansion lead. Need some product in your store? Call Gavin! […]

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Andrea Olson

Executive Assistant

Andrea is always ready to step up to lend a hand and a healthy amount of sass! Starting at Cucina Aurora as a brand ambassador in 2017, she has worked her way through the warehouse and is now a Corporate Assistant in our office. Having a literary background comes in handy when spellcheck is not […]

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Alicia Rapp

NYRF Site Manager and Seasonal Event Staff

It’s been a long time coming but Cucina Aurora Kitchen Witchery is THRILLED to have Alicia managing our booth at the NY Ren Faire! You can find her bright smile every weekend of faire and look for her at other NY/NJ events where you can find all things kitchen witchy!

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Larissa Carroll

Demo Training Specialist

A long long time ago at a festival far away, Larissa met the Kitchen Witch in NY. It had been four years since their meeting and as luck would have it, she moved just 20 minutes from the Cucina Aurora offices! After almost 2 years with CA Larissa moved home to NY.  Today Larissa is […]

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Jen Boulanger

Book Keeper /Brand Ambassador

Jen has been part of the CA family for about two years. From her start as a brand ambassador, she is now working as our bookkeeper, popping up at farmers’ markets, and still serving as a brand ambassador at events and shops all over New England. With her master level reiki healing ability and her […]