We’ve been trying to eat more healthy food as we build our company. Salud Juicery makes that easy with delicious juices, smoothies, and acai bowls. Their menu of superfoods also looks really good, so we’re helping them produce content for their Instagram page.
In this episode, Hannah and intern Nick sample some smoothies and take a bunch of photos at the Salud Juicery in Oakland.
Salud Juicery Story
Ginny Corbett started Salud Juicery in 2013 before the juice and smoothie craze was in full effect. She’d been working as a licensed psychotherapist and was tired of just prescribing pills.
Ginny’s research into how nutrition could impact mental health lead to her current entrepreneurial venture. After opening her first juice bar in Sewickley, Ginny opened a second location in Shadyside a year later.
Now, the business is expanding rapidly with locations around Pittsburgh and in State College.
Ginny gets to educate people about the healing properties of foods every day.
Always Connecting Dots
Later, Aaron and Hannah met with Tori Meglio and Josiah Gilliam. Josiah and Tori are bringing their unique skill set of business savvy, strong network, and operations experience to help local nonprofits adapt and grow.
Tori is best known for being a Pittsburgh-born connector. Tori first met Aaron when she was Director of Operators at Studio AM, a creative community-centric business in Homestead. They’re both alums of the University of Pittsburgh, too.
After Studio AM, Tori had a brief stint in tech consulting before joining Salud Juicery as the Director of Business Development. She’s focused on the company’s franchising efforts.
Josiah serves as the Program Manager for Pittsburgh’s My Brother’s Keeper network. This work focuses on regional efforts throughout Allegheny County to support youth in distressed communities with a strong focus on African American men and boys.
He took on this role in response to Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto and County Executive Rich Fitzgerald’s acceptance of President Obama’s challenge.