GROWING AT MOM’S
We love promoting from within! There are opportunities to learn, grow, and lead in all of our stores. Learn more about a few of the many employees who have grown alongside us below.
Claudia started at MOM’s in 2007 as the Grocery Buyer in Alexandria when we had just 5 stores. From there, she transitioned to Rockville and helped open stores as the company grew. In 2011, she was promoted to Regional Grocery Coordinator. Claudia has been instrumental in overseeing dry grocery products as we’ve grown and was recently promoted to Lead Coordinator, working with the whole grocery team. She’s passionate about mindfulness in and out of MOM’s and is a certified yoga teacher and Ayurveda health counselor. She helps lead the Mindful Leader program and retreats at MOM’s hoping to bring that passion to others.
Jen began in 2012 at the Timonium store, working as a cashier and customer service team member before finally being promoted to Store Supervisor. She then began the Manager in Training program at Jessup. In 2014, she advanced to Assistant General Manager and then General Manager at Bowie. Her hiring, training, and operational skills made her the perfect fit to take the reins of Herndon’s Grand Reopening and expansion in July 2015. Jen’s expertise propelled her into the General Manager role for our first New Jersey location and then our Center City, Philadelphia store. In 2018, she became MOM’s Manager of Special Projects at Central Store Support. She is grateful for the guidance of countless MOM’s employees, all of whom were eager to share their knowledge and feedback to help her grow and develop!
Lisa began her journey at MOM’s as a cashier and stocker in 1999 at the old Rockville store. She was promoted to Grocery Manager for the College Park and Alexandria locations in 2000. Lisa then transitioned into the Regional Grocery Manager and Coordinator role for the company in 2003. In 2006, Lisa joined Senior Leadership as the Vice President of Grocery and Produce.
Jon joined MOM’s as a grocery stocker in 1996 at our first store. After a few years, he was promoted to Assistant Produce Manager of the College Park store and Assistant Grocery Buyer of the Rockville store in 2003. Jon assumed the Regional Produce Manager position in 2005, where he stayed until 2011. In 2006, Jon became the company’s Vice President of Training, Leadership, and Special Projects. In 2019, he became Chief Culture Officer.
Steve first met Scott as a customer while at the Beautiful Day Trading Company. He joined MOM’s as the Rockville location’s Grocery Manager in 1996. Steve took on additional responsibilities in 2001 as a Grocery Trainer and by helping out with IT issues. In 2004, he was promoted to Director of Purchasing. By 2006, Steve had transitioned into the role of Vice President of Wellness and IT. In 2015, Steve took on additional responsibilities as the company’s Vice President of Wellness, Data, and Pricing.
Christine started at MOM’s as a produce team member in 2009 at the old Rockville store. She was quickly promoted to the Central Office as Scott’s assistant and the company’s Graphic Designer in 2010. Christine took on marketing responsibilities in 2011 and became MOM’s Communications Director in 2013. She joined the Leadership Team in 2017.
Reina started working at MOM’s as a cashier at our Jessup location back in 2008. Over the next two years, she was promoted to bookkeeper, shift supervisor, and Assistant General Manager. After helping with the opening of our Bowie location in 2010, Reina transferred to our Waldorf location, where she later became General Manager in 2015. In 2017, she transferred to our Ivy City store, then to College Park in 2019, and most recently to Jessup, where she remains General Manager. Reina says that MOM’s core values and growth opportunities have kept her motivated. She loves helping and developing other people into the best versions of themselves possible.
Mic started working at MOM’s as a produce team member at our Merrifield location back in 2013. Over the next few years, he moved into the operations side of the business, taking on the role of Ops MIT for a year before being promoted to Assistant General Manager. In that role, he found himself at our Woodbridge and then Alexandria locations for the next two years. In 2018, he was promoted to General Manager back home at the Merrifield store, and most recently, he transferred to the Herndon store, where he is currently General Manager. Mic loves the MOM’s values and that our stores are diverse, yet the MOM’s CULTure ties them all together.
When she was applying to MOM’s, Lara only wanted to work 3 days a week – she had just come out of a very stressful job in high school administration. She recalls applying for both a new education job and a job at MOM’s but hearing back from MOM’s first. That September (2012), she started at our Herndon store as a cashier. After 2 months, she was asked to be a supervisor; after 3 more, she became an Operations MIT. Lara was transferred to our Merrifield store in 2014, where she took on the role of Assistant General Manager before becoming the store’s General Manager a year later. In 2016, Lara was promoted to Regional Store Manager – Virginia Region, a position she held until her promotion in 2019 to the role of Regional Store Manager – Southern Region.