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, Assistant Manager, Marketing Director
The 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 someone to assist us, as our business continued to grow. A-1 has so much to offer and Maria is just the one to help get the information out there. Whether it is through our Social Media or in store demos, she’s on it! Maria also helps organize educational seminars for the staff – which is essential for a business like ours. Maria’s 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 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! We are proud of Karen and her accomplishments. After graduating College, Karen found a job that has put her on her chosen Career path. In the meantime, we are thrilled that she is still willing to come help us out whenever we are in a pinch, and she has the time. Karen is Bilingual.
We were looking for a knowledgeable Nutritionists combined with tech savvy skills and in a very short time, we found her. Jaimie has taken her place among our growing A-1 Team and has become quite the asset. Professional, smart and passionate are just three words we would use to describe her. In addition to working the floor and assisting customers, Jaimie is working very hard on our behind the scenes programming that helps to keep things running smoothly, We are very happy that our customers have access to this bright addition to our A-1 family, and we are truly looking forward to a mutually beneficial relationship.
Miriam was first a customer and then one of our biggest fans on Social Media. Through that, we in return, learned more about Miriam and her passion for good health through juicing. Miriam has a full time job in the Passaic School system but lucky for us, she has made time to work with us. Miriam is bilingual and has a lot to offer our customers. On her first week of work, she got an amazing email from a customer she had already helped! That’s what A-1 is all about and Miriam fits right in. You can learn more about Miriam’s juicing company on Instagram @ RiseandJuice Miriam is Bilingual.
If you are in our store and hear someone laughing, it’s probably Melanie. Quick to smile and engage, she is far from shy. Her outgoing personality and knowledge in nutrition, coupled with her desire to serve our A-1 customers is quite evident. She is learning and growing, and she fits in quite nicely. Melanie is a valued member of our team, and we are delighted to work with her.
Don’t underestimate the quiet ones. Berenise came to us as a referal by our beloved Joanny. She is quickly becoming a strong member of our A-1 team and family. She is bilingual, friendly, and – although she may be shy at times – her smile lights up the entire room. We are so grateful for the balance Berenise brings to our team.
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.