Jewel began her career at Safeway while attending college in 1981 as a part-time bakery clerk and cashier in the company's former Salt Lake City Division. Today, as Group Vice President of the Bakery, Deli Food Service and Branded Concepts at Albertsons Companies, she is the merchant lead for several departments of the nation's second-largest traditional grocer.
She has earned a reputation as an expert merchant, and grew into executive-level roles in Safeway's Bakery, Deli Food Service, Starbucks, and Jamba Juice departments. She advanced to Group VP of Pharmacy, Health, and Wellness in 2011. Following the Albertsons-Safeway merger in 2015, she returned to her roots as group vice president of Bakery. Jewel now leads Bakery, Deli Food Service and Branded Concepts.
Jewel and her husband, Bruce, live in Pleasanton, Cali and have three sons.