Joel Larway was born in Columbus, Ohio, and moved to the Seattle area on his first birthday (he has a picture of a Twinkie with a candle in it on top of a moving box to prove it!).
After graduating from Woodway High School, Joel went on to graduate from Shoreline Community College, Taft College in central California, and then from Western Washington University in Bellingham, with a degree in education.
He began working for the company in 2000, as “night crew lead” at the Shoreline store, and went on to become the front-end manager and the merchandiser. In 2006, he was named store director.
“I think it’s a true honor to work in a community store that cares so much – not only about the products we sell – but the people we sell to,” Joel said. “It’s been like coming home for me. Shoreline as a community cares a great deal – about the food they eat, their neighborhoods, and creating a healthy environment for families.”