How did you become interested in natural foods? My mom was a great role model for eating healthy as I was growing up. When I started working at Clover’s in my early twenties I learned SO much from the people I worked with and from our books and trainings.
How long have you worked at Clover's? Over 8 years!
What do you like about working at Clover's? I love the people I work with and the working environment here is so supportive. It has always been a place for me to grow and be challenged all the while being surrounded by people who truly care, listen, and make me laugh all day long. I love that I’ve been able to gain responsibilities along the way and have been trusted to take on more and more. It’s also very rewarding when I’ve felt that I have helped someone who has come in with questions and concerns. We have a lot of loyal customers and it’s very nice to get to know them and connect with them.
What are a couple of staple food items at your home? Pasture butter, frozen fruit, veggies and hummus, Uprise bread, nuts, dried beans, coconut milk, hot sauce.
Do you take any supplements? I take probiotics, magnesium glycinate (great for anxiety and inflammation), and turmeric (also helpful for inflammation).
What keeps you active? Do you have an exercise routine? Right now I’m taking modern dance and ballet. I’ve also done Jazzercise which I loved because I could pretend I was performing as a pop music backup dancer. I like yoga too and try to do that at home a few times a week.
What inspires you outside of work? Being outside, dance, art, music, travel.
What's your favorite book? The Gap of Time by Jeanette Winterson and Le Grand Meaulnes by Alain Fournier
Who was your favorite band in high school? Bjork and The Strokes
What are your favorite body care items? Evan Healy Green Tea Clay and Shea Butter
What's your go-to fast and easy healthy meal when you're in a rush? Apple and almond butter or fried egg on toast.
Many Clover's employees have been with Clover's for a long time. Why do you think that is? The environment here is very warm and it’s a place where you can connect with others - the people that shop here and the staff. When I started working at Clover’s I began to feel involved in a community. I moved away for a few years which was a valuable experience but I always missed Clover’s.
Tea or coffee? I love coffee especially Shortwave because of that delicious light roast. I’m also into green teas which give me energy but don’t make me feel jittery. Herbal teas like chamomile are amazing.
Do you have any guilty pleasures? I’m a huge fan of the Bachelor/Bachelorette TV series and apple fritters.
Is there a particular area of health that you feel especially knowledgeable in? I feel knowledgeable about inflammation, mood, and digestion/heartburn.
What is your personal philosophy on health? Progress not perfection.
Do you have a pet? I have a cute orange kitty named Hoshi!
What do you want people to know about Clover's? I love Clover’s so much and I wish I could thank everyone who supports this business because they are also supporting SO much in addition to our store.