What’s the most rewarding aspect of your job?

Moving forward. Every day I wake up and think of ways to move our business forward. I know companies look at comp numbers—this year vs last year—but I look for ways to “beat yesterday.” With this mentality, I never have to worry about last year’s sales. 

What inspires your leadership approach? 

Engaged team members. I receive pure enjoyment from creating an atmosphere where my team can succeed. Asking for their opinion on daily operational opportunities is always a good first step. When they feel their opinions matter (because they do), we become an unstoppable team.

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

An incredible sense of family. We work so closely with one another that I cannot help but feel like my team is also my family.

Favorite food?

Pizza, with ham, bacon and pineapple.