Dale was once part owner of a small group of ComputerLand retail stores and eagerly participating in the computer revolution. He helped executives grasp the time saving features of personal computers to manage their daily number crunching.
His vision evolved so that in 1991 he purchased Martindale’s from the original Martindale family. Now he is part of the health revolution and helps other people in their pursuit of better health along with his best friends here at the store.
Joan, Co-Owner, Store Manager
Before becoming an employee of Martindale’s in 1996, Joan remembers shopping here as a teenager with her father. Since 2005 she has led the staff as manager while working to provide a satisfying customer experience for our shoppers. After a breast cancer battle in 2009, Joan was able to complete her Certified Nutritional Consultant course work. This has both enriched her life and enabled her to better assist customers in their purchasing choices, especially those touched by cancer.
Mark, Co-Owner, Sales & Supplements Manager
Mark has worked in the natural products industry since 1980. He was owner of Under the Sun Natural Foods in Paoli for 16 years before coming to Martindale’s in 1996.
He was eventually promoted to Sales Manager in recognition of his superior knowledge of natural products, his understanding of nutritional supplements, and his ability to use his insights to assist customers with health concerns. In this capacity and as Supplement Department buyer, he serves to guide and assist our departments in purchasing, to ensure Martindale’s continues to offer the best in foods and health supplements.
Mike K., Store Manager in Training
Mike has worn many hats throughout his time at Martindale’s. Starting many years ago as an employee in the produce department, he grew into other roles in the supplement and operations departments. In 2015 he was offered and accepted the position as the Grocery Department Head. In that role, Mike was able to prove his leadership and organizational skills. Currently, he is training to become the Store Manager.
All through his journey at Martindale’s, Mike’s passion for the natural products industry has continued to expand. He has a heart for the staff with whom he works and the customers whom he serves. His hope is for Martindale’s to continue to be a place of true healing by offering healthy foods and supplements and building genuine, positive relationships.
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Debbie, Marketing Director
Debbie’s early love of organic gardening, natural mothering, and healthy cooking caused her to come to Martindale’s initially as a shopper, then as an employee. Her own family’s struggle with food intolerances makes her especially helpful to those on special diets.
She counts it a great day when she learns something new about natural food and healing. Her love of learning has served her well in past years as Supervisor and Store Trainer. Now as Marketing Director, Debbie joyously advances the Martindale’s name in the store and beyond.
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Terry, Produce Dept Manager
Terry has a passion for produce and enjoys bringing in new and exciting fruits and veggies to share with her customers. Her evident passion for locally grown fresh produce found at the peak of ripeness has delighted our shoppers.
At home she likes to cook and especially enjoys music. Terry can be found relaxing to classical music or playing the banjo in her spare time.
Carmen, Beauty & Body Care Manager
Carmen, originally from Philadelphia, moved to Delaware County about 12 years ago. She joined Martindale’s in 2015 where she started in the Bulk, Refrigeration and Freezer department then transferred to the Beauty and Body Care department.
Carmen enjoys riding with her husband, watching movies with her sons, and hanging out with friends. She absolutely loves it when her daughter comes to visit so she can “act like a kid again” when she plays with her grandchildren.
Mike J., Grocery & Bulk Foods Manager
Mike J. brings over 13 years experience in the natural and organic food industry. He believes in products that help promote a healthy lifestyle. Food provides a fun way to spend time with friends and family which is very important to Mike. He wants to help educate customers about the joy of foods with really basic ingredients combined with fresh produce. Send inquiries regarding bulk foods or shelf stable grocery items his way.
In his spare time, Mike enjoys a vast array of hobbies especially everything and anything outdoors. He often finds himself out on the trails pursuing camping, hiking, or biking while exploring new and old paths. Good coffee and music make his day and he plays guitar most days outside of work.
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Alan L., Dairy and Frozen Manager In Training
Alan has 12 years of experience in the grocery and merchandising business. He is especially excited about learning more about local, grass-fed and organic foods and how they affect real people’s lives. Alan is eager to meet our customers and talk about new and exciting foods.
Outside of work, you’ll find Alan on the trail hiking and camping whenever he gets the chance. He tries to hike the Appalachian trail annually. A few years ago he went on a road trip across America and got to meet different people, explore different landscapes, and learn about different cultures. Finally, he enjoys reading and writing, and the solitude that comes with them.
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Tammi, Human Resources & Floor Supervisor
Employed at Martindale’s in 2006, Tammi has enjoyed learning about nutrition and dietary supplements to enhance a healthy lifestyle. She joyfully encourages all customers by providing a friendly and knowledgeable experience. Tammi loves to cook nutritious, gourmet meals for her family. She loves cake making and creating handmade pies. Tammi’s own lifestyle changes have improved her compromised immune system as well as her overall well-being. She looks forward to sharing a healthy, happy and whole way of living with you.
Job applications and Human Resources inquiries go to Tammi@martindalesnutrition.com
Marilyn, Floor Supervisor & Staff Trainer
Marilyn managed the Produce Department for years before becoming one of our Floor Supervisors. She gladly helps customers find products in the aisle, get answers to questions on the phone, and complete purchases in a timely manner. In 2008 she discovered that she has Celiac Disease which is an intolerance to gluten found in many foods. She is always more than happy to show our gluten-free customers the many items we offer that contain no gluten and share what she has learned.
Marilyn is our staff trainer and has a passion for customer service.
Mike F., Evening Supervisor
Mike worked in the medical field prior to joining the staff in 2003. He has been an evening supervisor for years, insuring that the shopping experience is satisfying for all.
Typically Mike can be found at the first register, eagerly greeting customers as they enter the store. He enjoys chatting with our shoppers to determine how each individual can be served the best.
Judy, Operations Manager
Judy came to Martindale’s in 2007, after being a stay home mom for several years. She fits right into the back office in the role of Operations Manager, having an administrative secretarial background.
Look for her seasonal crafts, jewelry, and candles for sale in the store’s employee artisan display by the front door.