Casey Coyle, a 12-year Whole Foods Market veteran, will lead the company’s Palm Desert, Calif., store when it opens this fall.

Coyle, hired in March as store team leader, began his career with the company in the meat department at Whole Foods Market’s Foothill location in Pasadena, Calif. He has worked in six Whole Foods Market stores.

“I'm so excited to be opening the beautiful new Whole Foods Market in Palm Desert and becoming part of this great community,” Coyle said.  “We’re working hard to bring unique new features and products tailored specifically to the diverse desert lifestyle. In addition to providing the wide selection of delicious, natural and organic foods that is the hallmark of the Whole Foods Market experience, we look forward to bringing customers an experience that truly sets Whole Foods Market apart from any other market.”

The store is slated to open in fall 2014 at One Eleven Town Center, at the corner of Highway 111 and Town Center Way.