Market Training Manager - Manna NW
I was hired as an Assistant Manager with Manna at the Muskegon, MI cafe on November 11, 2011. During my time there I was the Training Specialist and also taught Planet Bread. I moved to Vancouver, WA in September 2015 due to my husband's career as an airline pilot, and quickly found a job at the local Panera Bread as a Catering Sales Coordinator. Needless to say when Manna came to the Northwest in May 2016 I was beyond excited! I stepped back up to an AM position and took on the Market Training Manager role when I returned from maternity leave in August 2017. What I love most about Manna is their commitment to making their community a better place and the feel of family the company offers.
In my free time I enjoy spending time with my husband, Jeff, and new baby boy, Wesley. We love to go hiking and travel, exploring the beautiful landscape of the Pacific Northwest. I also love to bake and studied Culinary Arts and Food and Beverage Management at the Culinary Institute of Michigan.
Regional Training Manager - Risen Bread, LA
Sarah joined Panera in July of 2004 as a 16-year old starting her first job. She worked at the Palmdale bakery cafe and was promoted to Shift Supervisor in April of 2007 at our Lancaster bakery cafe. Sarah became a member of the Pro Team and helped open several cafes over the next few years. Sarah attended community college while working at Panera and received an Associates of Arts Degree in Administration of Justice.
In 2010 Sarah was promoted to Assistant Manager at our Golden Valley bakery cafe and in October of 2012 Sarah became the General Manager of our Encino bakery cafe where she quickly became a Certified Training General Manager. Currently, Sarah has been working as a Regional Training Manager since January 2015.
Sarah and her husband James were married In September of 2013 and welcomed their first child, a son, in October of 2014. Sarah and her family reside in Acton and enjoy the outdoors - fishing, camping and hiking as well as cherishing every minute watching their son grow.