Sales Manager, UNFI
After graduating college, Aliona spent two years serving in the National Civilian Community Corps, an AmeriCorps program with projects that focus on natural disaster recovery, environmental stewardship and conservation, urban and rural development, and education. It was during her final project, starting up organic farms in low-income communities around Colorado, that she came to learn more about and fall in love with the natural food industry, which eventually lead her to starting her career as a Sales Analyst at UNFI.
Over the past eight years with the company, Aliona has continued to learn and grow in her positions, moving from a Sales Analyst to Account Manager, and later getting involved with National business development and becoming the Sales Manager for our National Sales Team. Outside of her role at UNFI, she is the National Chair for WIN BIG, part of our Functional Learning Council that focuses on developing the sales organization, the sales lead for our Feeding America project, and for the past three years she has been on the grant review committee with the UNFI Foundation.
Outside of work, Aliona loves to travel, hike, snowboard, read, and practice yoga to decompress.