The ZYN Team

David Dienger, Owner... A University of Calgary graduate, David started out in the liquor business in 1993 when the Alberta government privatized the industry. The company was called The Wine Cottage at that time. David understood that the liquor industry would not survive as a "brick and mortar" concept and decided in 2008 to follow the online shopping trend and developed a very successful online business to complement the retail stores. David's future plans for ZYN are to continue providing excellent customer service, buy products that customers are looking for and keep moving forward in a unique and constantly changing business environment in Calgary. Being from Argentina, David's love is Malbec!

Fiona Di Gennaro, Accountant... Fiona is originally from Australia and has made Calgary her home since 1996. Since moving to Calgary, she has run four restaurants. Fiona has an accounting background and experience in the food and beverage industry, which is a huge asset for ZYN. Fiona loves nothing more than relaxing and enjoying a glass of Prosecco!

Michael Katzemann, Supply Chain Supervisor... Michael arrived in Canada from Germany and started with ZYN as a delivery driver and since has progressed to become the Supply Chain Supervisor. When not at ZYN, you can find Michael hiking the Rockies and taking trips to various parts of the country to learn more about what Canada offers.

Dustin Baker, Manager E-commerce Logistics... Dustin handles everything to do with online orders. Dustin loves Alberta's great outdoors, is an aspiring artist and enjoys an occasional cold beer. When Dustin started at ZYN, he was not a wine guy, but over the years, he has had a chance to try different wines and is now a fan!

Rachhpal Singh Sidhu, Assistant Manager E-commerce Logistics... Rachhpal has been with ZYN since day one. He has worked his way up the ladder and is an integral part of the online business. Off hours Rachhpal enjoys reading and learning about religious history, listening to music and watching movies, both old and new. 

Misael Castro, Delivery Driver... Misael has been an AmaZYN delivery driver for more than 15 years. He is diligent about getting orders to you promptly. Hailing from Colombia, his passion is soccer, hiking, and biking. Misael enjoys Colombia's national alcoholic beverage Aguardiente.

Andrew Ellergodt, Shipping & Receiving... Andrew is a dedicated member of TeamZYN and a talented musician, playing and composing music. After the day at ZYN, Andrew kicks back with friends at the latest hot spots in Calgary with a glass of white wine.

Dayanara Torres, Shipping & Receiving... Dayanara is originally from Mexico and now calls Calgary home. She is relatively new to the wine industry but is passionate about learning everything she can about wine, beer and spirits. Dayanara loves the outdoors, which is one of the main reasons she enjoys Alberta so much. She enjoys time with family and friends sharing an Oregon Pinot Noir!

David Vorpahl, Shipping & Receiving... David is a definite asset to TeamZYN. His knowledge of the industry before joining ZYN was limited, but day by day, he is gaining and enjoying learning about wine, beer and spirits. David is a music lover and enjoys classic movies, spending time with his family and sipping a fine glass of wine.

Matthew Cumberland, Shipping & Receiving... Matthew is a welcome addition to TeamZYN. He enjoys dirt biking, snowmobiling and all extreme outdoor activities. After hours he enjoys an ice-cold beer, even on a cold Calgary winter night!

Brian Jillson, Shipping & Receiving... Brian is a team player at ZYN. He enjoys red wine, a proper cider and exploring cocktail mixology. Brian is a certified Bob Ross landscape painting instructor. When not at ZYN, you can find Brian on his patio with a glass of wine in one hand and a paintbrush in the other.

Mario Nobrega, Retail Manager ZYN Bankers Hall... Mario has been a big part of the ZYN retail team at Bankers Hall for the past 12+ years. Before that, Mario spent over 30+ years in the hospitality industry, travelling to Badrutt's Palace in St. Moritz and taking wine courses at the Culinary Institute of America in Napa Valley to gain knowledge and experience. Mario is a customer service person, and it shows daily at ZYN. Mario advises customers, don't overthink it. Just drink it!

Marcia Katzemann, Lead Retail Manager ZYN Main Store... Marcia is from Germany and now calls Calgary home. She is a very hardworking individual who has greatly benefited ZYN. Marcia is taking her WSET and enjoys a glass of Riesling at the end of a busy ZYN day and also enjoys the mountains on the weekends, whether hiking to a summit or biking the trails.

Janette Scott, Retail Manager ZYN Main Store... With over 30 years of experience in the wine industry, Janette brings passion, knowledge and expertise to ZYN. She aims to inspire people to live outside their comfort zone and seek out wines with stories behind the bottle. Whether gardening, watching tennis or enjoying a meal with family, a glass of wine will be in her hand because everything's better with wine!

Matt McWilliams, Retail Sales ZYN Main Store... Not long ago, Matt joined TeamZYN. He has been in the retail/customer service industry for ten years, six in the wine, beer and spirits world. Matt enjoys a good bourbon, exploring wines from around the world and relaxing at home or in the beautiful outdoors.