What’s the best part of your job?

Working with people to teach, guide and inspire. I also enjoy finding creative new ways to merchandise with trends that are continually changing.

What inspires your leadership approach?

I’ve always felt that if you treat people with respect, it will be reciprocated—a principle that has served me well. I am grateful I’ve had the opportunity to work for directors who respected my knowledge and gave me the leeway to be creative and take my team to the next level.

What do you cherish most about being a part of the grocery business?

My greatest joy comes when I get to bring new ideas, concepts and trends to my team and our customers.

Favorite food: Italian.