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Aug 2009Present

Associate Team Leader

Whole Foods Market
  • Help recruit, hire, develop, mentor and motivate Whole Body Team Members.
  • Assist in providing the Whole Body Team with vision and direction.
  • Maximize productivity and efficiency through proper scheduling.
  • Help in achieving required sales, margin, expense and labor targets.
  • Lead team in fiscal period ending inventories.
  • Plan and coordinate monthly events within Whole Body Department.
  • Plan and build displays within the department.
  • Assist customers in the purchase of products.
  • Comply with all regulatory rules and regulations including DESHA, Dept of Labor, HACCP and local food and sanitation laws.
Feb 2012Present

Healthy Eating Specialist

Whole Foods Market

·Serve as an advocate for the company’s vision and program for healthy eating and lifestyle.

·Educate customers and team members about healthy eating.

·Develop and teach cooking classes and demonstrations, featuring vegan, vegetarian, fish, and meat-based options that support the approved pillars for the program.

·Distribute and teach educational materials provided by the Global Healthy Eating team.

·Assist in the training and development of Team Members on Healthy Eating.

·Regularly complete required continuing education health and wellness courses, required by the Global Healthy Eating Team.

Aug 2003Oct 2009

Server/ Trainier

Red Lobster
  • Provide customer service to parties ranging from 2 to 80.
  • Handle cash transactions up to $600 daily.
  • Calculate and report food sales daily using software DASH
  • Train new employees and communicate ideas needed to perform well.
Aug 2008Aug 2009

Merchandise Coordinator

Home Goods

  • Responsible for creating and implementing merchandising plans and priorities.
  • Ensure the fresh flow of merchandise from the backroom to the sales floor.
  • Ensure execution and maintenance of all merchandising standards (sizing, categorizing, signing, tickets, miss-mates, damages, recovery, directives and planograms).
  • Provide timely and courteous customer service.
  • Train store associates on proper merchandising procedures and markdowns.
  • Inform employees on what shrink is and the precautions to take in order to prevent it.


Jan 2011Present

Bachelor's of Science

The University of Alabama
Aug 2002Dec 2007

Bachelor's of Science

Jacksonville State University


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Nov 2011Present


National Restaurant Association

Examples of work



My name is Ashley Gonzalez and I am studying Dietetics at The University of Alabama. I currently hold a degree in Marketing from Jacksonville State University. I am currently a  member of the American Dietetic Association and am involved in multiple didactic practice groups. My interests are Integrative and Functional Medicine, Vegetarian Nutrition, Sports, Cardiovascular and Wellness Nutrition along with Hunger and Environmental Nutrition. My current job at Whole Foods is what sparked my interest in the field of nutrition.

Volunteer Work

Pratt City Disaster Resource CenterMay 2011

Hurricane Volunteer

·Assist hurricane victims in finding and selecting items needed.

Birmingham Museum of ArtJanuary 2009-November 2009

Museum Ambassador

·Inform the community about the Museum’s collections and special exhibitions.

DaVinci VolunteerOctober 2008-November 2008

·Inform customers about the exhibit.

·Assist customers with their needs.

3rd Annual Moss Rock FestivalNovember 2008

Festival Volunteer

·Inform customers about the festival.

·Gave information on the whereabouts of specific exhibits.

Ashley's Blog


Integrative and Functional Medicine, Vegetarian Nutrition, Sports, Cardiovascular and Wellness Nutrition, Hunger and Environmental Nutrition

Short Term Goals

·Graduate from the University of Alabama with a degree in Dietetics. While at attending the university I plan to increase my knowledge in the field of nutrition through my studies.

·Continue to volunteer within the community. I would like my volunteer work within the community to focus on health and nutrition.

·Attend local cooking classes. I would like to one day be able to apply information learned through the cooking classes to teach individuals how to prepare healthy, nutritious, and great tasting food.

·Write an article for the American Dietetic Association practice group Dieticians in Integrative and Functional Medicine to be published in the spring.

Long Term Goals

·Apply for and complete a dietetic internship program.

·Sit for and pass the Registered Dietitian Exam.

·Continue education through seminars and online learning.

·Work on a one on one basis with individuals who seek out nutrition advice.I would like to provide them with the information needed so that they may live a healthy and fulfilled life.

Work Philosophy

Balance is essential in a work environment.

Hard work in a positive and stimulating environment promotes team work.

All work accomplished should be done so with the surrounding community and environment in mind.

Working towards common goals that bring together the surrounding community and environment promotes a sense of purpose and well being.

It is important to continue to seek out new information and knowledge and apply it to the professional and personal life.

New discoveries and knowledge is what keeps things moving forward. Acquired knowledge should be applied to all daily activities and passed on to others. All people should be given the opportunity to access the knowledge they seek and need so that they may make educated decisions.