Meet the A-1 Nutrition Store Staff
June Neblung, Owner
A-1 Nutrition has been a part of my life from the age of 10, ever since my mother Jeanetta opened it in 1977. She really was ahead of her time as there were few other stores like it. However, I didn’t start living the lifestyle until after I graduated college in 1991. My commitment to the business stemmed from the fact that I wasn’t physically well and conventional medicine didn’t help me. The solution lay right in front of me, and I began making choices that served me well. The heavy fatigue and intense body aches began to lift. It was at this time, I knew I would one day take over the store. My husband Kevin and I officially bought the store in 2001 and it has been a true blessing and joy for me.
Kevin Neblung. Owner
When Kevin and I met in the 90’s, he was very receptive to a healthier way of living. Owning A-1 allows Kevin and I to be a part of both worlds that matter most. While one is available for our children, the other is tending to our store. On rare occasion, you will find us working together – we are a great team! When at the store, Kevin takes great pride in keeping it beautiful ( notice his artistic contributions inside store and outside!) and super clean, while also catering to the customers needs. Need a topic researched and valuable information? Kevin is your guy! He is a vital part of the continued growth of our family business.
Maria, General Manager and Team Leader
The blessing A-1 has been waiting for! Maria and A-1 found each other at a time when it was needed most. Maria, looking for a healthier way of living combined with a hunger to help others, makes her a perfect addition to our A-1 Family and Team. Simultaneously, Kevin and I were looking for a General Manager to Manage the amazing Team already in place that would also allow us to spend a more time with our teenagers, one of whom we homeschool. In just a few short months, Maria has proven herself a leader. Her resume is quite impressive with work experience spanning from Wall Street to a General Manager for a national women’s professional football team. She is very passionate, dedicated and connected to A-1 and what we stand for. Maria is a Certified Usui Reiki Ryoho Master Teacher, Life Coach, Speaker and Energy Healer and can be seen by appointment. You can connect with Maria just by stopping in to the store or via her on Instagram and Facebook.
This young student captured my attention when she walked right up to me with her giant smile and told me her Mom, who is a customer, told her she should come in and ask if we’re hiring. Mothers do know best! Joanny is eager to help, super friendly and sweet. She’ll have a job with us for as long as she likes! Joanny is Bilingual.
A previous employee sent Karen our way and I’m glad she did! It’s nice to have a Vegan on staff, who can help others. In fact, she has guided another employee transition into a Vegan lifestyle, thus losing over 40 pounds! She is pursuing a career as a Wildlife Biologist and recently was awarded an internship in, of all the beautiful places, Hawaii! We are very proud and happy to have her and hope she will be with us while she continues her College education. Karen is Bilingual.
I love it when we get to hire customers! Laura is super knowledgeable in Nutrition. It is always fabulous when an employee lives the lifestyle. Laura is also “tech savvy”, and takes care of INFRA programming for us. INFRA is an Independent Natural Foods Retailers Association we belong to with approximately 350 other small health food stores from across the country that brings us amazing prices for amazing products. Look for the Sale flyers in store that Laura creates monthly! Laura is also gearing up to help create our E-Commerce site. Stay tuned!
Leo is June and Kevin’s youngest son and part of his homeschool experience is learning about the family business. Right now, Leo primarily scans in orders, stocks shelves and is the in house photographer . It brings June and Kevin great joy to have him involved in the family business of 40 + years!
Jeanetta: Jeanetta founded A-1 Nutrition Store in 1977. She retired from the business in 1996, but her founding vision remains at the heart and soul of the store. She has recently published her first children’s book Ann’s Amazing Adventure. The book is available for sale at A-1 Nutrition.