We regret to report that Kristen Mohn Dellaporta passed away on December 18, 2015.   We remember her through these photos and will miss her forever.

 

 

 

 

Kristen resigned from Abbadabba's in November, 2015, after sixteen years here.   She remains a permanent fixture in our company's history. In her many years with the company, she grew from salesperson, to store manager, to senior manager, and then on to become our Chief Financial Officer. Her imprint on Abbadabba's goes to the heart of our character as a company. She was an advocate for fairness in all things. She was in tune with the business community like no other. She was plugged into everything the wired world of the 21st Century could offer, and mastered it to positive, uplifting ends. Her vision and mad skills ranged from finance to marketing, store  displays, human resources, strategic planning, buying budgeting... literally all aspects of our business. We will always miss her presence here, and always shine because of it.

Best wishes from her Abbadabba's family.

 

Kristen Smith

Meet Kristen Dellaporta

I started my Abbadabba’s career in fall 1999 as a sales associate at our Roswell location. In 2003, I was involved in a serious car accident and broke my spine. The lingering effects and chronic pain from that injury meant I could no longer serve customers on the floor day-in-day-out, but it didn’t mean I couldn’t serve the company in other capacities. I moved to the corporate office where I’m now the CFO. I love helping employees and customers “behind the scenes”!

I’m passionate about:

Creative Pursuits
I’m a classically-trained pianist and former music major. But that’s not my only creative outlet. These days you’ll find me creating large-scale collages, arranging flowers, taking photos and anything else that feeds my artsy brain.

Cooking
I can’t help it – I love food! I love to eat it & I love to cook it. I enjoy pouring through cookbooks, food blogs, and magazines finding new things to try. You’ll usually find me wearing Dansko clogs in the kiTravel Gardening Cookingtchen. They’re a must when standing in front of a stove considering my back issues – I can’t live without them!

Gardening
I have been “rehabbing” a yard formerly overgrown with bamboo and kudzu for the past 7 years. Season by season, plant by plant, I’ve been turning it around. The thrill of watching my perennials burst into bloom each season keeps me outside almost every weekend, weeding, planting….and cursing at rogue, reappearing kudzu vines. I can usually be seen in my green Keen Newports, as they hide grass stains & can easily be tossed in the washer! :)

Travel
I have friends in many cities which is a great excuse to travel. And with all the walking I do in cities like New York, Boston, DC, I really need comfortable shoes.

Adventures in Abbadabba's

I invite you to visit my Tumbler page where I share my Adventures in Abbadabba’s. Feel free to add pics of your adventures too!