Meet The Team
A note from the owner….
Having recently purchased the Abellona Inn & Suites (formerly Normandie Inn) with my son, Mitchell, our vision in the next few years is to make this property the “Vacation Destination of Old Orchard Beach”. Along with our vision we would like you to help us achieve this goal. We will have comment cards in your room for you to fill out. Please…. NO pressure as the beach, making memories and family comes first! If you are able to offer us what you love and what you would like to see, that would surely help. You can also reach out to me via email after your stay if that works better for you. I can promise you, all comments will be taken wholeheartedly. I would like to thank the past and current guests, along with all of you who will begin this journey with us, from here forward. We are dedicated, hard working and we have begun to put together an amazing team that I am very proud of.
Hope to sea you soon!
Tammy is an Old Orchard Beach native and previously owned a business in the hospitality industry. After selling her business several years ago, she realized how much she missed the satisfaction of interacting with her guests and providing award class customer experiences. So here she is today ready to take on another exciting adventure. When not hard at work, Tammy enjoys walking on the beach with her dog Vito, traveling, winters in St. Pete, FL and spending time with family and friends.
Growing up in the hospitality industry in Old Orchard Beach, Mitchell is very familiar with all this area has to offer. After graduation, he decided to pursue a career in the insurance industry. While in California working for a Fortune 100 company he was recruited for an opportunity to be Vice President of a commercial real estate investment banking and advisory firm. He enjoyed his career but missed all that Maine has to offer so he decided to move back to his home town to embark on a journey in the hospitality industry. He is an avid outdoorsman and spends his free time enjoying the four seasons of Maine.
Buffy has spent the majority of her career working in the hospitality industry. Meeting new guests and reconnecting with familiar faces is what she loves most about this field. Her other passion is fundraising for cystic fibrosis, in support of her son who was diagnosed at birth, and volunteering to help caregivers of medically complex children. When free time is available she enjoys exploring with her son and being with her family. She looks forward to meeting each of you and being a small part of your family vacation.
Head of Housekeeping
Katrina is a true Maine native growing up in Saco, Maine. However, Katrina’s heart has always belonged to Old Orchard Beach. It is where she loved to spend her time when she was growing up and where she met the love of her life (now husband, and father of her five children). Katrina committed 20 years to raising her children and returned to the workforce a few years ago in the housekeeping business for numerous homes and businesses in Southern Maine before accepting her role as Head of Housekeeping at Abellona Inn & Suites. Katrina and her team are committed to ensuring your stay is always clean and comfortable. In her free time, Katrina enjoys Starbucks, catching rays on the beach and spending time with her big beautiful family.
Seaside Grill Manager
Charlie’s first job, when she was 15, was in the restaurant business. She ended up cooking because the cook was always late. Little did she know this would become her career. Charlie has been cooking breakfast for over 40 years and still enjoys it as much as she did back then. Charlie is a volunteer for Old Orchard Beach and gives her heart to make the town a great place to live, work and play. She is one of the founding members of OOB365 and is a direct link to their success, due to her efforts. Come by and say HI and try some of her famous “Nests”.