Meet the Managers: Grocery Manager, Jim

Meet the Managers of Valley Natural Foods

October is National Cooperative Month and we couldn’t be more excited to celebrate all month long.

We wouldn’t be what we are today without our shoppers and member-owners, we wouldn’t be who we are without the leadership of our managers!

This month, we’ll be introducing all of our store managers and give you a glimpse into who they are, why they love being a part of VNF, and what they love outside of the co-op.

Please meet Jim– our Grocery Manager!


How long have you been at Valley Natural Foods? I’ve been the Grocery Manager at Valley Natural Foods for 8 months.

Why do you love being a part of a co-op? I love that co-ops focus on their communities and are committed to doing good.

What’s your favorite product from the Grocery Department? I love and require good coffee. We have lots of options for that!

What’s your favorite way to spend a day off? I enjoy outdoor adventures, games, and cooking with my friends, kids, and partners!

What are a couple of things you can’t live without and why? Bicycles, time in nature, and a flourishing social life. These are the keys to my mental health.

What was the last TV show you binged or book you read? Currently binge-watching Dear White People.

What’s your go-to coffee/tea order? I make a concoction called “unicorn fuel” at home. Coffee, coconut oil, heavy cream, maca, cacao, turmeric, cinnamon, cayenne, blended to a froth.

Any pets? I have a terrier mix named River.

Anything else you like to share about why you love Valley Natural Foods? I love that Valley Natural Foods accepts all types of people as employees and customers.

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