Jeff Swanson was named director of Central Market Mill Creek fairly recently – the summer of 2011 – but he is no stranger to the company, or to the business. In fact, he has worked in most of our stores in some capacity.
The Kirkland native began working for Town & Country Markets in 1985 – first as a clerk in the Wine Department at Ballard Market. He took on many roles – night crew, dairy manager, front-end supervisor, etc., until he moved to a store then owned by the company in Overlake, on the East Side, in the late 1980s. His next move was to Central Market Shoreline, and then to Greenwood Market where he was store director from 1994 to 2004. In 2004, he was named Merchandiser of the Mill Creek store when it opened, and he’s been there ever since.
“It’s fun. You’re around multiple ages and I love that. Our employees are authentic and genuine people who care,” Jeff said.
Jeff is an avid and committed world traveler. He has traveled to Africa (Zimbabwe, Zambia, Namibia), Southeast Asia (Thailand, Vietnam, Hong Kong), throughout Europe, Mexico and the Caribbean.
When he isn’t working or traveling, he loves to play golf and take on home remodeling and building projects.