Michael Stokes, Director of Operations
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Michael Stokes


Meet Michael Stokes, the ‘Ops-guy’. He deals with all things related to vendors, sourcing, and store operations.


Michael Stokes, a rare North Carolina lifer, was born in Raleigh, lived in various other cities throughout the state and finally settled in Charlotte as an adult. His first encounter with the organic life began with his first job as a produce associate at Food Lion during High School. After graduating from The University of North Carolina at Charlotte in 2009 with a B.S. in Geography, his professional career took multiple stops with various retailers – General Manager at Sav-A-Lot, Starbucks, Supervisor at Ross Distribution Center, and most recently Market Manager for Total Wine. During this time his desire to work for a Christian based company with core values based on faith really became clear as the best way to find job satisfaction, so he traded in the craft beer perks for the acai bowl perks. Michael met his wife, Sarah, at Elevation Church and they were married in May 2016 and welcomed their first child in March 2017. Michael’s favorite Clean Juice product is The Coffee One with Hemp.