Director – Youth Programs
Hap Auch III has been a part of Operation Beachhead since 2015 and actively supporting our youth and childrens events since joining. Hap has been in the shore area since 1986, a graduate of Manasquan High School and La Salle University in Philadelphia. He currenly resides in Wall Township with his wife Natalie and 4 children. Hap is heavily involved in both our ice and beach events and has engaged local youth hockey players and programs to participate and volunteer at Beachhead events throughout the years. You’re likely to hear him say, “I need Operation Beachhead, more than Operation Beachhead needs me.” “Seeing the smiles on the kids faces, as participants or volunteers brings more joy to me than I can express at times…the experience of being involved in Operation Beachhead is an honor and I have met more life-long friends than I have ever thought I would.” Hap grew up on the waters of Barnegat Bay, the Manasquan River and our local beaches. He and his wife Natalie are tremendously proud of their 4 surfing kids who can you can usually find at South End Spring Lake all summer. Hap is also a graduate of the U.S. Army Airboorne and Air Assault Schools.