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Mayor Engelstad
(Term of Office 1/1/2017 - 12/31/2020)

I was born in 1957 in Washington, D.C., the youngest of 4 children. Our Dad was the head of the Fugitive Section at FBI Headquarters in Washington. I attended Catholic grade school and high school in the Maryland suburbs of Washington. I graduated from Mount Saint Mary’s University in Emmitsburg, Maryland in 1979 with a degree in Political Science. It was at Mount Saint Mary’s that I met my future wife Stephanie, who was from Ocean Township.

Following college, I went to work for the George Bush for President Campaign, which evolved into the Reagan/Bush Campaign in 1980. Following the election, I worked in a series of escalating positions over the next 8 years within the Office of the Vice President in the White House. Following George H.W. Bush’s election as President in 1988, I first worked as the Director of the Office of the Executive Secretariat within the Urban Mass Transit Administration in the US Department of Transportation and from 1990 to 1994 I was the Director of Administrative Operations at the US Department of Treasury. In 1995, I was selected for the Executive Development Program for Erickson Retirement Communities and in 1996 was named the Director of Sales for the new Seabrook Community in Tinton Falls, NJ. In 2002, I moved over to be the Director of Resident Life at Seabrook and served in that capacity for 13 years.  In 2015 I went to work for United Methodist Communities, which is based in Neptune and manages 4 senior facilities in the state as well as 5 affordable housing communities.

While working in Washington, Stephanie and I lived in Cheverly, Maryland and welcomed four children over the years into our lives. Ryan was born in 1984, Tori in 1986, Kelsey in 1987 and Brendan in 1990. We were active in our local parish and I served as a Councilman from 1990 until we moved to Bradley Beach in 1996.

I was first active in Bradley Beach with the recreation program, coaching biddy basketball and little league and serving on the Recreation Board. I was elected to the Bradley Beach Council in 2004 and re-elected in 2007 and 2010.

We live at 311 2nd Avenue. Stephanie is the Manager of the Belmar Fishing Club and the Business Manager at St. Rose Parish. Ryan is 34 now and married to Jenn. Ryan is a Licensed Therapist and Jenn is an attorney. They have a daughter Brynn.  Tori is 32 and manages the Affordable Housing program for the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. Kelsey is 31 and is an Occupational Therapist.  She and her husband Paul who is a high school Physics teacher, live in Neptune City. Brendan is 28, is a Compliance Management specialist and lives in Howell.  We treasure every moment our whole gang is together.


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at 732-776-2999 Ext 1020

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