Janel was born and raised in the Highline School district area. She worked in grocery retail on all levels and as a broker in both retail and wholesale. In 2000, Janel and her partner, Dan Tamburelli, opened their first store in the Burien Safeway Plaza. They loved the product and felt like they could be successful in Burien. In 2008 and 2009, they opened in two more locations and have plans to open another location at Starfire Sports in Des Moines in 2010. Janel is currently an executive board member for the Highline Schools Foundation for Excellence. She also serves on the Discover Burien Board, helped establish the Normandy Park Merchants Group, and is a Program Director for the Rotary Club of Des Moines. Janel and her husband currently live in Des Moines with their two dogs.
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