Lisa Mazzoni, General Manager and Fourth Generation Owner
Lisa left her hometown of Healdsburg as a young adult and spent 20 years in the hospitality and management consulting industries, before returning to Sonoma County in 2013 to focus on building Zialena. In addition to acting as company President, she focuses on creating guest experiences that best showcase the wine and her family’s rich history in Alexander Valley’s wine industry. She passionately carries on her family’s business and legacy while raising her three children with husband, John Filben, in Healdsburg.
Reece Channell, Tasting Room Manager
Reece is a Northern California native and has spent the last 10 years in Sonoma County. He got into the food and wine industry 8 years ago at Charlie Palmer's Dry Creek Kitchen. There he developed his knowledge of fine dining and wine service, where he worked for 3 and a half years. Then 5 years ago, he took on the challenge of tasting room manager at Williamson Wines in downtown Healdsburg. There he learned the depth and scope of running and creating a wine tasting room and brand. He comes to Zialena with a true passion for great wine and its artistry, and a desire to impart all he has learned and will learn to his guests. He is looking forward to creating a true one of a kind experience for all of Zialena’s visitors.
Conner Mckenzie, Assistant Tasting Room Manager
Conner comes to us from Oak Park, California. He moved to Sonoma County in 2011 to attend Sonoma State University to get his degree in Wine Business Marketing. He got into the industry at 21 years old working for Reece at another winery. He made the move up with Reece to Zialena to be part of the great oppurtunity the Mazzoni's have created. He has put his skills to use in many directions for Zialena, including helping lead our tasting and hospitality experiences, and heading up our online marketing and social media department.