Meet our Staff
The Links at Gettysburg
Director of Sales & Marketing
Wedding & Special Events Coordinator
Hi there! Thank you so much for stopping by our page and getting to know us a little more! My name is Allysa Stoops, on paper I am the “Director of Marketing/Sales, and Wedding and Special Events Coordinator” but to you, I am your wing woman and with you every step of the way!
From the moment you contact us for more information, to your formal tour, every single one on one planning, rehearsal, and during the entire event, I’m there. I feel handling all events this way is key to ensure all details discussed, down to the fold of the napkin, is exactly how every couple wanted.
I’ve been a part of The Links at Gettysburg family since 2009. While studying at Shippensburg University, what I thought would just be a summer bartending gig to supplement my lifestyle during college, turned into something I never could have imagined. In 2012, I was promoted to Weddings and Events Coordinator and worked alongside an amazing team, some of which are still here till this day. I credit all of them for our successes throughout the years.
I also have a little extra insight to share on how your special day will unfold with The Links because I was married here too, and it was honestly perfect! In mid-2016 you may not see my name as much in reviews and that is because I took a step back to start a family, I have two little boys who are the most adorable dudes ever! Flash forward to 2021 and here I am back at it doing what I enjoy most, where work doesn’t feel like work and every day is something different.
By now, I have performed about 250 weddings here, but who is counting! I hope to have the opportunity to meet you soon, and please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions… I am here to help!
Thank you for considering The Links at Gettysburg and the opportunity to serve you!
Chef Subarna Sijapati is an honors graduate of the top-ranked culinary arts program of the Art Institute of Colorado, where he was awarded the gold medal for his final cooking portfolio. He has almost 30 years of professional culinary experience.
Subarna’s love of cooking came from having grown up in Kathmandu, where eating local fresh foods and delighting in meals with friends and family is a way of life. Hours are spent preparing dishes with layers of flavor and ingredients. This inborn appreciation for food fueled his passion to learn about new cuisines, flavors, and techniques and to make creative menus that satisfy and inspire. To this end, he has met with cooks and farmers around the world including Morocco, France, Spain, South Korea, India, Oman, Mexico, Hawaii, and Portugal.
Now he shares his talents through custom catering and private culinary instructions in the Adams County area.
His professional career began in a variety of high-end, noted restaurants in San Francisco, Boulder, and Denver. He also worked for several years as a private chef for a prominent Denver family where every night he provided five-course meals from around the globe. Subarna was also the Executive Chef at the University of California at Santa Barbara where he prepared and served meals to many VIP guests for the Chancellor, including Hollywood icon Robert Redford and former President Bill Clinton.
In 2008, Subarna and his family relocated to Adams County, PA, where he became the Food and Beverage Manager for the new Gettysburg Battlefield Museum Visitor Center. Soon after, he was recruited by Eat’n Park Hospitality Group as an Executive Chef and also worked as Assistant Food and Beverage Director at Ski Liberty.
Most recently, Subarna’s desire to support local foods and farmers led him to become the Manager and Program Director for the Adams County Farmers Market. He loves to teach cooking and show how food can be both delicious and nutritious. Through the Adams County Arts Council, he offers classes on global cuisines, conducts pop-up lunches and theme dinners (such as Spanish wine and tapas night), and runs cooking programs for children and teens.