Meet Karen, Our Store Manager!
I was born in New Orleans to Nicaraguan parents. I was a teacher for 8 years and I finally decided to leave the teaching field behind and join the Cristy Cali team. I have three wonderful children who are my motivation to succeed.
What do you do at Cristy Cali?
I am the Store Manager for Cristy Cali. I will be taking care of Cristy’s “baby”. I remember buying my first Cristy Cali piece back in maybe 2015 at a local jewelry store. I was looking for a unique piece for a special person in my life and I remember I was about to walk out and I suddenly saw these amazing cuff links and thought to myself “This is it!!” I immediately bought the cuff links and I googled Cristy Cali when I got home. From that moment on I was a fan and now I feel honored to have this magnificent opportunity to be the Store Manager at Cristy Cali.
Why do you love what you do?I love what I do because I have always been interested in sales and love seeing things flourish. Knowing that I will be responsible for a great local business gives me the drive to make it the place to go on Magazine St. Cristy is an amazing person which makes this journey even better because she will be there giving her team all the positive energy.
What do you hope the CC audience to get out of the CC shopping experience?
I hope that the CC audience gets to experience a warm, fun and welcoming shopping experience. I looking forward to meeting all the customers and giving them the Cristy Cali experience. The store will be an amazing store in which the audience can be themselves because honestly, “we’re all mad here”.
One of your favorite quote
Don't walk behind me; I may not lead. Don't walk in front of me; I may not follow. Just walk beside me and be my friend. -Albert Camus
Where do you live?
Currently, I am living in Kenner.
I don’t have any pets.
Fun or goofy fact? (Ex:I don’t like olives)
I always start a book by reading the last chapter first.
Chocolate or vanilla? Or both?
I have to say neither for me but we are talking about ice cream, right?
I am an Aries
I have always been fascinated by snakes. I see this magnificent creature to have amazing qualities. They are fighters, protectors and have a mysteriousness to them that seems hypnotizing. A snake sheds it’s skin representing rebirth and new beginnings. Also, they have the ability to leave the old skin behind without looking back. I identify with this because no matter what life throws at me, I grow and learn by leaving the negative behind.
Favorite New Orleans restaurant
This is hard one! I would have to go with La Boca. Although, Baru and Shaya are close runner ups.
It is a tie with the colors black and purple.