OUR TEAM
 
 
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Amanda Abelia

Owner | Publicist

Amanda Abelita has a great passion for both Social Media Marketing and Entertainment PR! She prides herself in creating personalized PR campaigns to help her clients stand out and achieve their career goals. Amanda brings experience in marketing, social media management, image consulting, and talent relations to Abelita PR. Amanda is a highly regarded networking resource and her deep rooted industry relations are the foundation of many long-term clients and collaborations. Amanda believes that RELATIONSHIPS are the key ingredient to every successful PR campaign.

 
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Christinne Blalock

Event Coordinator

Christinne has always been intrigued by events and enjoys using her creative organizational skills to produce memorable experiences. She went from organizing small events and activities for friends and family to being the lead event coordinator of many corporate events while working at Delta Air Lines. Besides coordinating events for ABPR, Christinne also is the co-owner of The Creators Cube, a selfie studio in the Atlanta metro area, and mom to teen actor and performer Arianna Peralta

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Kellie DeBellis

Social Media Liaison

Kellie DeBellis has a Master’s Degree in Literacy from The Ohio State University and was a teacher for 13 years! GO BUCKEYES!  Kellie has signed on to help ABPR clients with social media questions, inform us of new features being added to each platform, and to provide tips for growth. Kellie is the mother of actor/influencer Maddy Lee Ann! She’s also the owner of  DeBellis Media where she’s a social media manager for actors, influencers, doctors, directors, and government officials. Kellie knows how to maximize social media to it’s full potential. DM her if you have questions about your own account! 

 
 
Alfie Adona

Alfie Adona

Talent Development 

Alfie Adona, Talent Development Consultant at ABPR, is passionate about helping people grow and develop in their careers. Prior to joining ABPR, Alfie spent 25 years in various corporate human resources roles such as Talent Manager, Career Coach and a Program Manager designing career paths for employees.  She brings a unique and methodical approach when consulting with ABPR's rising talent and their parents. Alfie also coordinates press interviews and events for ABPR clients. Alfie is mom to actor, singer/songwriter Chloe Adona who can be seen on Netflix's Stranger Things Season 4, Comedy Central's ROBBIE, Universal Pictures', RENFIELD (April 2023). Alfie is excited about working with rising talent and helping them bring their dreams to life.

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Nikki Pierce

Talent Development 

Nikki Pierce enriches the ABPR team with her many years of industry experience as a stylist and set designer, and also as parent to young actors. Born and raised in Los Angeles, Nikki has always felt at home in entertainment and will be assisting ABPR in developing rising talent. Her career includes working in set design for Columbia Pictures and assisting in the art departments for Columbia, Disney and Paramount. Her sons, Boston and Codey Pierce, have credits for projects from the CW and DC, and have worked with directors Stephen King, David Henrie and Chris Manely. Nikki looks forward to helping other young talent follow their dreams.

 
 
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Lee Nessel

Publicist

Lee Nessel is a self-proclaimed word nerd. Her career of more than 20 years as an award-winning multimedia journalist and editor spans daily newspapers, magazines, county government, sports leagues and now the entertainment industry. She was one of eight women sports editors in the country when she began her career, then moved into investigative journalism, winning awards for individual and team projects. The lifelong athlete cultivated her love of fitness by overseeing media for two sports leagues, while also serving as a fitness and weightlifting coach. Then, she had a kid with a penchant for performing and everything took a sharp right turn into the world of entertainment. Lee gives all her heart to managing her daughter, Ella Grace Helton’s, performing adventures. She believes a strong, authentic and individual voice is paramount for sharing the individual that you are with the world.

 
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Kelli Burns

Stylist

Kelli Burns, born and raised in Georgia, is ABPR’s in-house stylist and lover of all things fashion. Kelli majored in Fashion Design and Merchandising at American Intercontinental University in Atlanta, GA. She then began working in the Fifth Avenue Club at Saks Fifth Avenue, as an assistant, styling the elite of Atlanta. It was here that she sparked an interest for public relations and marketing. Kelli then went on to obtain her degree in Marketing and Communications and has since worked on creative campaigns for Delta Air Lines, The Grammys, The New York Times, UGA, House of Blues and PopSugar. Kelli specializes in image consulting and branding and thrives on helping her clients soar to the next level. In her spare time, she enjoys attending concerts, outdoor festivals and traveling with her family.