As the Senior Design Coordinator (Director) at Whole Foods Market, Gabrielle leads design development for new stores and remodels. With degrees in advertising and graphic design, she joined Whole Foods Market as an in-store team member in 1993 and over the last 24 years, has worked her way through any and all creative jobs. She oversees design for each unique store – interior architecture, environmental design, branding, along with schematic and fixture planning. Gabby strives to create a store environment that relates to the communities in which her projects are anchored. She explores community-specific elements such as regional history, lifestyle choices, demographic comforts, and even gastronomic community needs. To implement these needs, she works collectively with the operations teams as well as architects and design consultants to achieve a shared fate vision. She has served on the Advisory Board of VMSD Magazine for the last 6 years and has been a Whole Foods Market All*Star 6 times.
Gabrielle lives in Oakland, CA with her husband and 10-year-old daughter. She enjoys making a difference, challenging authority, supporting social justice initiatives in her community, museums, baseball, and vacationing with her husband’s large family on Cape Cod every summer.