Our Team

Sam Polk is co-founder and CEO of Everytable in LA.

Sam Polk

Sam is Co-founder and CEO of Everytable. He’s also the founder and Executive Director of the non-profit Groceryships. Prior to becoming a social entrepreneur, Sam was a hedge fund trader on Wall Street. After noticing families in low-income areas struggling with access to healthy food, he started Groceryships, a non- profit working at the intersection of poverty and obesity. Sam’s memoir, For The Love of Money, was published in July 2016 by Scribner. He is a graduate of Columbia University. 

Favorite Food: Apple Fritters

David Foster is co-founder of Everytable in Los Angeles.

David Foster

David is Co-founder of Everytable. David began his career in private equity and investment banking, most recently as a VP at Aurora Capital Group, an LA-based private equity firm. David has always had a passion for social entrepreneurship, which led him to volunteer for Groceryships and eventually join as the Director of Operations. He attended the University of Michigan and earned a degree from the Ross School of Business.

Favorite Food: Belgian Waffles

Anar Joshi is the VP of Marketing at Everytable.

Anar Joshi
VP Marketing

Anar is VP of Marketing for Everytable. Anar first gained extensive product marketing skills working with startups to build online consumer experiences. With a strong desire to create a lasting community impact, Anar began volunteering with the team in 2015, and later joined full time. Prior, Anar worked in advertising at BBDO Worldwide in New York and PayPal in the Bay Area. Anar is a graduate of University of California, Berkeley's School of Engineering.

Favorite Food: Grilled Bean and Cheese Burritos with Guacamole

Johnny Yoo is the Culinary Director at Everytable in Los Angeles.

Johnny Yoo
Culinary Director

A native of Los Angeles, Johnny Yoo brings exotic flavors and a deep understanding of the LA dining scene to the Everytable menu as Culinary Director. Chef Yoo’s interest in food began during his time living in Hawaii and experiencing the cuisine--so much so that when he returned to LA, he enrolled in culinary school. He began his career at Koi under Chef Rodelio Aglibot and spent the following 15 years in pursuit of honing his knowledge, skills, and experience in the kitchens of renowned chefs including David Myers (Sona), Brendan Collins (Melisse), Christopher Eme (Ortolan) and Roy Choi (A-Frame).

Favorite Food: Haagen-Dazs Cookies and Cream Ice Cream

Susanna is a store lead.

Susanna Cabrera
Store Lead

Susana Cabrera is from Puebla, Mexico and arrived in Los Angeles at the age of 11 with her family family. She is now the proud mother of five beautiful children. In addition to being a mom, Susana is a Esperanza Housing Promotora de Salud and strongly believes that we can work together to bring change to the community. She's proud to be part of the Everytable team and mission.

Favorite Food: Rainbow Cabbage Rolls

Nora is a packer at Everytable in Los Angeles.

Nora Salazar

Favorite Food: Salad. Anytime. Anywhere.

Ricky is store lead at Everytable.

Ricky Porter
Store Lead

Ricky Porter joined the Everytable team through the Right Way Foundation, an organization that supports former and current foster youth. Ricky was in the foster care system since he was two days old and has lived in over 20 homes. Ricky is a skilled and passionate basketball player, but when he isn't on the court he is with his baby girl. A quote he lives by is "They showed us disease and drugs, while I saw peace and love". 

Favorite Food: Shrimp Po'Boy

Delmy is a packer at Everytable.

Delmy Gonzales

Delmy is from El Salvador.

Favorite Food: Seafood/Sushi

Zeferino is a driver for Everytable.

Zeferino Garcia

Zeferino is from Tijuana, Mexico.

Favorite Food: Chicken Alfredo

Jocelyn Ramirez is a customer associate for Everytable.

Jocelyn Ramirez
Customer Associate

Jocelyn is passionate about food justice and has interned at RootDownLA, a youth-run non-profit that brings better food and nutrition education to South LA, for years. Jocelyn loves learning about different cultures and spending time with family and friends. She is currently a college student who would like to tranfer to a University of California.

Favorite Food: Chili Rellenos

Ricardo is a driver at Everytable.

Ricardo Melendez

Ricardo is from El Salvador.

Favorite Food: His wife's papusas

Joanna is a packer for Everytable.

Joanna Saavedra

Joanna is from Los Angeles.

Favorite Food: Seafood

Kevin is a customer associate at Everytable in Los Angeles.

Kevin Lozano
Customer Associate

Kevin Lozano is a South Central native. His hobbies include playing soccer and making music. He is a single father to his two beautiful children.  

Favorite Food: Lasagna

Monica is a packer at Everytable in Los Angeles.

Monica de los Santos

Monica is from Vera Cruz, Mexico.

Favorite Food: Picaditas/Pupusas

Martha is a packer at Everytable in Los Angeles.

Martha Gonzales

Martha is from Vera Cruz, Mexico.

Favorite Food: Pasta

Savion works for Everytable in LA.

Savion Jefferson

Savion is from Los Angeles. 

Favorite Food: Steak (of any kind)

Juan is a line cook at Everytable in Los Angeles.

Juan Bravo
Line Cook

Juan Bravo joined Everytable as a cook after working at various fast food restaurants for the past ten years. Juan heard about Everytable through his wife Susana who is a Groceryships alum and now works in the store. He was impressed by the mission and loves working every day on making healthy food that people in his own community enjoy. 

Favorite Food: Tacos

Vanessa is the District Operations Manager.

Vanessa Bishop
District Manager

Vanessa is the District Manager at Everytable. Her background is in fashion retail, most recently serving as Store Manager at Free People. Vanessa has deep experience training employees and building operational processes on the retail floor. Vanessa is from Southern California, but spent most of her childhood moving around the country with her mom who was in the Navy. She attended Mt. San Jacinto College in Menifee, CA.

Favorite Food: Sushi

Carmen Bravo is a packer at Everytable in Los Angeles.

Carmen Bravo

Carmen is from Puebla, Mexico.  

Favorite Food: Ceviche

Andres is a line cook at Everytable.

Andres Chopin
Line Cook

Andres is from Guerrero, Mexico.

Favorite Food: Yellow Pozole

Ashley Gibbons is the Director of Marketing at Everytable in Los Angeles.

Ashley Gibbons
Director of Marketing

Ashley is Marketing Director at Everytable. Ashley has more than 11 years of marketing and community organizing in the natural food and retail sector. In her previous role in regional marketing with Whole Foods Market, Ashley created outreach campaigns for more than 15 new store s across three states, including new markets. Ashley is a board member for Side Street Projects, a non-profit arts organization, and a pro-bono marketing consultant for LA Food Policy Council's Healthy Neighborhood Market Network.  

Favorite Food: French Fries


We hire from the communities our stores are located in. Many store and kitchen employees are graduates from nonprofits like Groceryships, Chrysalis, and The Right Way Foundation.