Anthony Chiappetta – Certified Pedorthist
Tony has always viewed his position as the fourth generation in his family’s business as one of his greatest blessings. Tony started coming to work during grade school to sweep up the floors and make sure the inventory looked just right. With retail in his blood, Tony went to UW-Milwaukee for degrees in Marketing and Italian. In true fairytale fashion, Tony met his lovely wife Emiko in the store while he was helping her try on shoes. They have since expanded their family with the additions of their infamous labradoodle, Fiona, and their son, Freddy. Tony most enjoys helping his customers overcome foot problems and enabling them to be more active.
Nicholas Chiappetta – Customer Service
Much like his older brother Tony, Nick has been a part of the family business his entire life. After graduating with two degrees in Marketing and Finance from the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee, Nick joined the family business full time in 2010. His greatest gratification comes from being the fourth generation in the business and helping the company grow well after Chiappetta Shoes’ 100th year anniversary. When Nick is not working, you can find him on the golf course with Fred or enjoying the outdoors with his new wife, Natalie, and their dog Snoop.
Frederick Chiappetta – Certified Pedorthist, Owner
Fred has spent most of his life in the shoe store. Like Nick and Tony, Fred began helping out at the store as soon as he was able to walk and hasn’t looked back since. Fred takes great pride in being a third generation retailer and enjoys passing his wisdom and experiences down to his sons. As the owner of one of the oldest retail businesses in Kenosha, he has learned the importance of offering great service and selling quality products. Being a Certified Pedorthist has enabled Fred to reach out to and help countless people in the Kenosha community and beyond. When Fred’s not working, you can find him on the golf course with his friends and Nick, or spending time with his wife Lori and their grandson Freddy.
Lori Chiappetta – Owner
Lori is most often found behind the scenes making sure everything is operating smoothly and handling the mountains of paperwork that come with owning a business. She loves coming to work in the morning and having the opportunity to build and grow this illustrious business with the family. Lori’s greatest joy in life are her sons, Tony and Nick, and it is truly a pleasure to be with them on a daily basis facing opportunities and challenges together. Each day starts with a hug and a kiss for mamma, then everyone gets to work!
Emiko Chiappetta – Marketing & Design
Emiko became an honorary “shoe dog” in 2013 when she married Tony, but officially joined the business in 2016. She was born and raised in Kenosha, received her degree in Graphic Design from St. Norbert College, worked as a designer for a few years, then got her second degree in Education from Cardinal Stritch University and has spent the last six years working with every age from kindergarten – 5th grade. After three awesome years teaching kindergarten in Kenosha, Emiko headed back to her design roots and hopped aboard as Chiappetta Shoes’ Marketing and Design Coordinator. When she’s not doodling at her computer or hiding behind her camera, Emiko loves spending time with Tony, their rapidly-growing baby Freddy, and their dog Fiona.
Joseph Rangel – Customer Service
Joseph has been a part of the Chiappetta crew since 2006. He enjoys coming in to work every morning to meet new customers and visit with the ones he has helped for years. Joe is known for his eccentric taste in socks and typically has mismatching ones to get a smile out of you! He loves taking care of customers as if they are his own family and is sure to make you feel comfortable. When Joe isn’t at the store making your feet happy, he’s spending time with his two children, two dogs, and last but not least, his lovely wife.
Rhonda Ciesielski – Customer Service
Rhonda was raised in Kenosha and spent the last 39 years working for a local retailer before joining the crew at Chiappetta Shoes. She is so excited to begin her next chapter at the store with, as she puts it (and who are we to argue?), “an amazing group of people who put customer service first and take pride in their jobs.” Rhonda and her husband Dan just celebrated their 28th anniversary.
Michael Molinaro III – Customer Service
Mike has been in the shoe game since his early high school years. He is currently in the pre-med program at UW-Parkside. Mike aspires to be a pediatric plastic surgeon specializing in children born with congenital anomalies. When he isn’t working or studying, Mike enjoys playing basketball and hanging out with his family and friends.
Jacob Molinaro – Customer Service
Jake is Mike’s younger brother. He’s learning the ropes of being a shoe dog, and is a true asset to Chiappetta Shoes.
Pete Lockwood – Master Cobbler
Pete Lockwood has always had a passion for artistic and creative work. He graduated from Bowling Green State University in 2011, studying Fine Art and the Spanish language. After getting started in the shoe repair business the year after, he came to Chiappetta Shoes in 2014 as an orthotic technician, where he currently handles orthotic casting and fabrication as well as shoe repair and modification.