Meet our Team

We are a dedicated team ready to serve and help you in your health and nutritional journey!

Paul d’Aoust

Paul d’Aoust

Store Manager

Paul is a born and bred Pentictonite with over 30 years of retail and wholesale distribution management experience. His interest in organic and natural food goes back to the 1990‚ when he was Operations Manager for a major Canadian distributor of organic and natural products. Paul is passionate about his work and loves the personal value he gets from promoting healthy and top-quality nutritional options to our customers. Paul joined the team in September of 2011.

E-mail: organicpaul@shaw.ca
Phone: 250.493.2855 Ext. 206

Bente Peck

Bente Peck

Grocery Purchaser

Bente has been with Whole Foods Market since 1993 and has enjoyed the whole experience of being involved in a vital, expanding business in beautiful Penticton. She grew up in the Nelson-Kaslo area of the Kootenays but also lived in other more northern areas of BC.

Her primary interests are traveling, family, reading and other recreational pursuits. She has developed a real interest in studying healthy living topics, and as the grocery purchaser, has also enjoyed researching the latest trends in the food industry.

E-mail: organicbente@shaw.ca
Phone: 250.493.2855 Ext. 202

Shirley Buckley

Shirley Buckley

Vitamin Department Manager

Shirley has been interested in natural health and healing since she was a child. Working in the Vitamin department at Whole Foods since 2004 and cooperating with other amazing staff members she loves to assist customers in finding healthy solutions for their varied lifestyles. Her interests include keeping abreast of the the Whole Health industry by reading and attending the many training sessions available. Other interests include Astrology and being with family and friends for many interesting outings and get-togethers. As time permits Shirley wishes to travel more!

E-mail: organicshirley@shaw.ca
Phone: 250.493.2855 Ext. 207

Welcome! This is our dedicated Team. Did you need some help? Have a question, have a special order? Get in touch with us!”

Ben Hockney

Ben Hockney

Produce and Dairy Department
Anita Large

Anita Large

Marketing Department

Anita Large has been living in Penticton since 2003, prior to working with Whole Foods Market, Anita lead a small book publishing company, worked for small businesses, huge corporations and non-profits in several capacities such as finance, marketing, community relations, communications, public relations and planning. She loves cruising the farmer’s market, exploring the outdoors, healthy eating, discovering new foods, cooking and learning nutrition. She is an avid healthy home cook for her 5 year old son and husband (and of course herself). Anita joined the Whole Foods Market team in 2012.

E-mail: organicanita@shaw.ca

Sandy Dowson

Sandy Dowson

Grocery Clerk Extraordinaire!

Sandy Dowson moved to Canada from England with her husband in 1966 and she has been with us since 1991. Sandy loves dealing with local farmers and purchasing local organic produce for our customers to enjoy. Sandy also enjoys camping, hiking, reading, traveling, spending time with her family and she has loved watching the store develop over the years. Sandy has been with Whole Foods Market since 1999! We love her!

Phone: 250.493.2855 Ext. 203

Welcome To Our Store

Come in and visit us today!