Senior Director of Design

Whole Foods

As a Senior Director at Whole Foods Market, Gabrielle leads store development for new stores and remodels. She joined Whole Foods Market as an in-store team member in 1993. She currently oversees the development for each unique store – real-estate due diligence, construction management, interior architecture, environmental design, 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 this vision, she works collectively with the operations teams, architects and design consultants to achieve a shared fate vision. She has served on the Advisory Board of VMSD Magazine for the last eight years, has been a Whole Foods Market All*Star 6 times, and was awarded 2018 Top Women in Retail Design by VMSD Magazine.

Gabby lives in Oakland, CA with her husband and 11-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.