Our Team

Our Team

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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 sons, Freddy and Bruno. Tony most enjoys helping his customers overcome foot problems and enabling them to be more active.

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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.

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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 grandsons Freddy and Bruno.

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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!

Krista Shortess – Head of Marketing & Design

Krista joined the team in Fall of 2017 after attending the University of Wisconsin Parkside and graduating with her B.A. in Graphic Design. She is often seen doing all the “behind-the-scenes” work including our social media, newspaper ads, online advertisements, website management, and more. When she’s not designing or doing freelance work, she enjoys traveling to Wisconsin State Parks, kayaking, photography, and binge watching Marvel movies with her fiancé Jeremy and pup Freya. She’s excited to be aboard the Chiappetta Team and has quickly learned the ropes of being a true Shoe Dog and the shoe business.

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Joseph Rangel – Manager of Sales

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. If you need any recommendations on shoe selection, sizing, or fit, call the store at (262) 657-9142 and ask for Joseph.

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Rhonda Ciesielski – Sales

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.

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Nick Drucks – Inventory Specialist

Biography Coming Soon.

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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.