Our Team

Not only does Tunie’s have unbeatable prices and the finest products, but we pride ourselves on world class customer service! Tunies employs over 75 associates, each trained to help our customers select foods, vitamins and supplements that meet their individual health needs. In addition, our management team is are passionate about living a healthy lifestyle and committed to providing you the best experience possible in our stores. We guarantee you won’t have a better shopping experience at any other vitamin or grocery store, period.

Meet the Tunie’s Team Management

 

Taylor Hamilton – Owner

Not much one for titles, most days you can find our owner, Taylor, browsing the aisles in our stores and opening up products off the shelf to eat and messing up our inventory! When he’s not indulging in taste testing our delicious and nutritious inventory he is committed to steering Tunie’s to maintain sustainable business practices and preserve our environment.  Tunie’s is constantly striving to reduce its footprint and incorporate green practices in store design and operations. A native of South Florida, Taylor attended Pine Crest High School, has a degree in Finance from the University of Miami and a Masters in business from the University of Florida; he acquired Tunie’s in 2010 and is committed to expanding the business to help provide maximum wellness to as many people as possible.

Anthony Gilmore – VP of Retail Operations

Anthony started his career 40 years ago bagging groceries and sorting bottles in the agriculture rich Salinas Valley in Central California.  From that point he began to learn as much as he could from the many industry veterans who taught him everything from the grocery basics to developing cutting edge new concepts.  After years of experience working in conventional, natural organic and gourmet specialty with chains as Safeway and Whole Foods, Anthony brings a well-rounded finely crafted recipe for retail.  From dynamic store designs to finding new small artisan food producers, Anthony has a deep passion for the business. He graduated from the University of San Francisco with a degree in Organizational Behavior.

Eric Rudolph – Controller

After graduating from FSU with a bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Eric has worked for over 20 years as a Controller/CFO in several industries. He started his career with Fleming Food, a Fortune 500 company where he worked his way up to Accounting Manager. Eric’s next position was with Walton Wholesale, where he spent 17 years as a Controller/CFO. From there he worked for the Kansas Marine as a Controller. He enjoys watching sports and spending time with his family, which includes his wife, a dog, 2 cats and twin daughters.

Stephen Dreisbach – Director of Pricing and Category Management

Stephen started his retail career while attending college at Penn State University, working for the Penn Traffic Company managing grocery stores. He took a break from the grocery business for 6 years, while he owned and operated Monterey Breakwater Specialties and the Breakwater Cove in California. Afterwhich, he acquired the position of Executive Team Leader with Target, where he spent the next 11 years holding multiple positions, and managing various projects. Outside of work, Stephen’s world revolves around his wife and 2 children. Nothing makes him happier that to see a smile on their faces! They enjoy traveling to Universal Studios and spending time swimming, going for scooter rides, and watching movies.

Brett Jones – Marketing Director

Brett has 20+ years of experience in marketing, creative direction, public relations and social media. He has worked in a myriad of industries throughout his career, and brings a fresh approach to the natural food and vitamin categories. Major accounts that Brett has worked on throughout his career include Fox Sports, Lennar, Office Depot, Belk and Myrtle Beach Golf Holiday. A graduate of the University of South Carolina and big-time Gamecock supporter, he enjoys sports, concerts and the beach.

Ron Shenker – Coral Springs Store Manager

Ron is a retail heavyweight, bringing 45+ years of retail experience in the health and beauty care categories in big-box stores. He started part time at a drug store putting himself through college and went on to become a district manager. Ron enjoys working with team members and developing the next generation of retail managers and believes excellent customer service is a way of life. In his spare time, he enjoys fishing and stamp collecting. Originating from New York, Ron now enjoys living here in South Florida with his wife.

Rob Frustaci – Fort Lauderdale Store manager

Rob began his career at Wegmans in 1978 as a cashier/cart boy, working his way through the ranks into the position of Assistant Store Manager. He was then recruited by Tops Friendly Markets where he served as Store Manager, opening two stores in the late 90’s. Rob has also worked for Walmart as an Assistant Manager, improving their grocery operations. He loves spending time with his family, which includes his girlfriend, 2 pups and 3 children.