What’s the most rewarding aspect of your job?

I personally read our consumer comments and love to engage with them on a meaningful level. The reason Tina’s Burritos exists is because we help folks meet the demands of their everyday lives by feeding them a great-tasting, low-cost burrito that can stand in for a meal, allowing them to do other important things in their lives. One of the most rewarding comments I ever received was from a young mother who wrote, ”I used to buy Tina’s Burritos with food stamps, but now I buy them with money in the bank. Thank you for helping lift me out of starvation at times of poverty. ” 

What inspires your leadership approach?

I am very inspired by the people that I work with every day. I learn something from every person I come in contact with. Everyone has a gift. Figuring out what that gift is and how it contributes to the bigger picture is what allows our team at Tina’s to translate a vision for success into reality. 

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

Being a part of a dynamic business that has so much growth potential but at the same time touches so many in such a personal way is very fulfilling. I am in awe of the grocery industry’s professionalism and ability to work together to keep the food supply both safe and stocked. From manufacturers to retailers, the men and women who helped feed America during the COVID-19 quarantine are heroes, and I am honored to be a small part of that. 

Favorite food?

Tina’s Loaded 5-Layer Grilled Steak Burrito.