Our Staff

Tim Dolnier, Co-Owner President

Tim Dolnier, our co-owner and President, is no stranger to our store. He practically grew up here! As Nancy’s son, he spent many of his youthful hours hanging out waiting for mom. He started working in the Prepared Foods Department when he turned 16. He attended James Madison University and spent his first 10+ years out of college in the financial industry, and he decided in 2010 to return to his roots at the Village Market. Tim loves to hit the links whenever possible. He resides in Westport with his wife, Jen, their 2 daughters and a son.

Mike Picheco, Co-Owner President

Mike Picheco, our Co-Owner and President lives in Fairfield with his wife, Kait, and their son, Leo.  Mike first joined us while attending Fairfield University and after graduating, went on to become a full time employee in 2003, Grocery Manager in 2007, and then Co-Owner in 2013.  He enjoys spending time with his family, golfing, vacationing and walking to the beach.

Nancy Dolnier, VP/GM

After more than 50 years at the Village Market, Nancy Dolnier, our VP and General Manager calls the Village Market home. “I’ve been here more than half my life!” That is not to imply that she doesn’t get to travel, go to the beach, shop, and watch football. Nancy is the store expert on everything: how much to order (how many servings per person, say), when to order, what to serve at your next party, how much soda the Booster Clubs needs, etc. Just stop by the office and feel free to ask. In 2016, Nancy was named “Business Person of the Year” by the Wilton Chamber of Commerce. Nancy and her husband Karl enjoy gardening. They have two grown sons and five grandchildren.

Carl Dzienkiewicz Jr., Assistant General Manager

Carl came to us over 7 years ago from Shoprite. He and his wife Stacy live in Shelton with their twin daughters. He loves to fish and plays his guitar with friends and local bands whenever possible. He says he is very happy to be working with so many great people. In 2016, Carl was named “Grocery Manager of the Year” by our wholesaler, Bozzuto’s. Have a new product request for grocery, frozen or dairy? Carl is the guy to ask!

Esther Maldonado, Cash Manager

Esther Maldonado is our Cash Manager. She can also field any question concerning the store, especially in Nancy or Brian’s absence. Esther keeps track of all our ATM, credit card, cash or check transactions. Feel free to call her with your questions about your receipt, or setting up a new deposit account. She lives in Stratford and has two daughters and two grandchildren.

George Tsahirides,  Meat Manager

George started here at The Market over 10 years ago as a butcher’s apprentice after several years at Stop & Shop. He and his wife, Lillian reside in Westport where he grew up and went to school. They have two active sons, who keeps them very busy! They love to travel. When he’s not behind the meat counter you can often find them on their bicycles touring the local countryside!

Mike Nuro, Deli Manager

Mike has been with us over 14 years so he has a thorough knowledge of our deli. Mike lives in Norwalk and loves to go out to eat with his family and friends.

Brandon Sohl, Produce Manager

Brandon began at Village Market in 2011 as a high school part-time produce clerk. He began full time in 2014 but left us for adventures in Pennsylvania for a year. He’s back and we are pleased to have him as Produce Management. He’s an avid Yankees and Devils fan. Brandon and his wife Lindsay live in Shelton with their daughter and dog, Maisie.

Boni Wright, Custom Cake Designer

Boni has spent the last 28 years decorating fabulous cakes! She has been turning out cakes in Westport and Weston for many of those years, so we are happy she has joined our team! She truly enjoys what she does and loves helping customers design their cakes. She likes to spend her rare “down time” reading and doing crossword puzzles.