Trendsetter to Know: Abbie Mirata of Jeremiah’s Italian Ice

Name:  Abbie Mirata





Age: 40

Title: Co-Owner of Jeremiah’s Italian Ice in Chandler and Founder of Kyndly

Married/Single: married

Kids: three; two by birth and one bonus by marriage

City you live in: Chandler

A typical day in my life includes…

coffee, affirmations, coffee, dogs, zoom, airplanes, coffee, meeting, husband, coffee, wine.

I was born…

with annoying optimism.

My favorite thing about Arizona…

roadrunners, legit didn’t believe that was a real animal until I moved here. Second to that, drinking a mimosa on the patio in February while the news is showing snowstorms everywhere else.

I’m listening to…

podcasts! Lots of them!

My family…

is my non-negotiable. They come first. Period.

If I could have dinner with anyone, it would be…

Audrey Hepburn.

One thing I cannot live without…

coffee and books.

When I was younger, I wanted to be…

Indiana Jones, I’m not kidding.

I’m inspired by…

young people.

The one person who motivates me is…

myself. Not in a narcissistic way, growing up I learned that if you don’t become your number one fan and you aren’t pushing and motivating yourself, you aren’t going to get where you want to go.

If I could change anything in the world, it would be…

for people to put kindness and compassion above success, money, and power.

The perfect day would be…

spent with my husband and all our kids playing board games, cooking and having a kitchen dance party.

My first job was…

a hood tech at an oil change place!

More about Abbie…

Abbie Mirata’s mission is to positively impact the lives of others, to create community and do her part to build a kinder world. She’s an entrepreneur, a keynote speaker, mentor and business owner. Abbie and her husband, John own and operate Jeremiah’s Italian Ice in Chandler, the first franchise location in Arizona for the award-winning Florida frozen dessert chain. In addition, Abbie founded Kyndly, a nonprofit dedicated to mentoring and guiding youth to live a more purposeful and joyful life.

Raised in Orlando, Florida, Abbie built a career in sales operations and training for a multi-billion-dollar public homebuilding company. After climbing the corporate ladder, she began working for a tech start-up as VP of People and Culture. As a new business owner with her husband, Abbie oversees marketing, hiring, training and customer service for Jeremiah’s and continues her public speaking, seminars and running her nonprofit.

Jeremiah’s specializes in house-made Italian Ice and Soft Ice Cream, offering more than 40 rotating flavors plus its signature Gelati – featuring layered combinations of ice cream and Italian Ice. The company was founded in Florida in 1996 and operates 23 company-owned shops. Quality product combined with a commitment to community involvement and vibrant brand philosophy that exudes Jeremiah’s motto – LIVE LIFE TO THE COOLEST® inspired the Miratas to introduce Jeremiah’s to the Arizona market. The Chandler location is the first Arizona store and one of the company’s first franchisee-owned stores, which is scheduled to open to the public by early May.

Abbie and John are a blended family with three children. When they are not working, Abbie loves reading and writing, while John enjoys hiking and golfing and together, they are passionate about spending time together with family. While originally met in Florida, they now call Chandler home

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