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.
Regional Training Manager - San Diego and Orange County
Emily joined the Panera team in November 2011 as an associate in the Escondido Cafe, and was quickly promoted to Shift Supervisor in the Summer of 2012. She joined the pro team later that year, helping open a number of cafe's over the years. She was promoted to Assistant Manager in Escondido in February of 2014, and took on the role as opening General Manager of our El Camino cafe in early 2015. During her time as General Manager, she became a Training GM and was certified as Manna's first Gold Standard Cafe. Emily became Our Daily Bread and Manna North San Diego's RTM in mid 2018, which was a goal she had been working towards for a number of years. She loves training, helping others to grow, and the heart that Manna has for people.
Emily and her husband Dominick were married in 2017, and love serving in their church, and traveling the world. She has been to Mozambique on missions trips 4 separate times, and also visited Costa Rica and Europe.
Regional Training Manager - Manna CO
Leon has been with Panera since 2010 and has held many positions including District Training Specialist, General Manager and Training General Manager. He has also been awarded both Rookie GM of the Year and The Golden Goose for Manna Colorado!
As a Regional Training Manager, Leon is looking forward to being able to reach out to other cafes and help them get their training programs on a solid ground and to work with new managers which are the future of our company!
Leon has an adopted son that is 14 and is a freshman in high school. His passion is working in the community helping others. He serves on the board of directors as treasurer for ICRME which is a nonprofit that raises money for charities in the GLBT+ community.
When relaxing, his passion is gardening and working in his yard! He likes to cook and feed others including his bakery café staff and the market at GM meetings.