After an indirect career path (including work as a field biologist, a journalist and a  content marketer), Abbey founded Sugarsnap in 2003 in Burlington as a prepared foods store with a farm in the Intervale. She has spent the last 18 years growing and adapting Sugarsnap to become the largest off-premise caterer in Chittenden County. She has focused on partnerships with other businesses and non profits. This includes creating Cookies for Good with COTS and Cabot, which has  raised over $110,000 for homeless prevention programs over 11 years and being the exclusive catering partner at 4 venues, including ECHO Leahy Center for Lake Champlain.

You can find her gardening, playing tennis and cross country skiing.  She lives in Burlington (where she is on the Parks Commission) with her spouse and two daughters ages 11 and 13.