Uptown Nutrition is the community wellness store, known for customer service, education, and quality products. Located in historic Uptown Port Townsend, Uptown Nutrition has been evolving since 1976, when it began as the Victorian Grocer.
The staff at Uptown Nutrition all hold certifications in different health modalities attend regular educational trainings so they can help you find the best vitamins, minerals, herbs, protein supplements, homeopathic products, mineral cosmetics and skin and facial care for your unique needs. Whether you are looking for capsules, tablets, liquids, gels, powders or tinctures or a good healthy snack, we either have it in stock or we’ll get it for you!
We believe food is the first defense for optimum health along with appropriate supplementation.
In depth research is conducted by the staff at Uptown Nutrition before we bring any new product into our store. We ask if products go through disintegration testing, what their manufacturing practices are, where products are manufactured (type of facility), how raw materials are tested and we also want to know about the company, it’s mission, how they treat their employee’s and if the company is owned by a larger conglomerate. We also conduct occasional review of our existing companies to assure they are maintaining their manufacturing practices (especially raw material efficacy).
We maintain strict standards for the cleansers, cosmetics, creams and colorants we stock, and do not carry any item that has been tested on animals. We offer products that are Paraben-free, Phthalate-free, Synthetic dye-free, Gluten-free (when available), Chemical preservative-free, Cruelty-free (no animal testing), Organic (when available), Locally-made and Non-GMO.
OUR AWESOME STAFF
Suzy Carroll, N.C.
Suzy is certified as a Nutritional Consultant and owner of Uptown Nutrition.
She is also a Whole Health Coach working with both individuals and groups to optimize health and well being. Suzy is a board member of the Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce and Working Image.
When she isn’t at the store, Suzy loves to write, camp, travel, walk with her dog and spend time with family and friends.
Stephanie Dickey, AAS-T, LMP
Suzy met Stephanie years ago when she served as the Vocational Specialist Programs Manager for Skookum Services. Stephanie introduced Suzy to Brad (see below).
Stephanie is our purchasing manager and also the owner of Indiglo Holistic Massage, located inside Uptown Nutrition.
Jani Weller, RN
Jani is a retired nurse with 30 years in public health. She ran a clinic in Delta Junction, Alaska, where Jani and her husband Mark raised their three girls.
She is a fantastic addition to our staff, blending the good in both worlds – allopathic and holistic!
In her free time you can find Jani volunteering for Gathering Place, dancing her heart out at NIA or riding her Harley!
Jobeth Capps, Aesthetician
Jobeth’s training as an aesthetician makes her our skincare expert. She owned her own clinic years ago, formulating skin products specifically for each customers needs. She knows skincare inside and out! Jobeth is also a cancer survivor and needless to say, is very passionate about health. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her two dogs and taking long walks.
Along with his job coach, keeps our store tidy and clean. He comes to us through Skookum. A program dedicated to finding employment for those with disabilities.
Brad has been keeping Uptown Nutrition dust free for over five years!
It makes us very happy that Brad, who is a highly sensitive individual, has found a home with us.
Last, but certainly not least…
Tom Carroll, co-owner and Suzy’s husband. Although Tom isn’t directly involved in the store, he provides support in many ways such as helping with maintenance jobs (he’s our light bulb man) to patiently putting up with having his face used to test products on. Tom’s ‘real’ job is Vice President of another local company, Pacific Environmental Services. If you ask him about supplements you will most likely get a blank look but ask him about building gas stations or environmental clean ups and you will get an ear full!