Joe Wade

Joe has lived and worked in the field of natural foods since his college days in Atlanta GA. For many of the early years that was as a retailer in small shops and co-ops. Since relocating to the Seattle area in the late 70’s he’s also worked with large and small distributors, and with brokers – for a total of 40 years in the business and in the natural food community. He’s been a committed Provendarian for most of those years, staying in touch with friends and being inspired by many a Conference. He and his wife Annie (met her at the co-op) are now empty nesters, except for exchange students, and still in the Seattle area. When not at work as a broker, or enjoying time and meals together with friends, Joe is a serious amateur pianist. He looks forward to being more constantly in touch with the visionary energy and inspired builders that make up Provender Alliance.