Staff

Ann Sievers

Ann Sievers

Owner, Miller, Grower

Ann received her BS from Russell Sage College and her MA from The George Washington University in Washington DC. After a 30 year career in health care as an advanced practice nurse, researcher, author and lecturer, Ann’s goal now is to produce international award winning olive oil, provide healthy food from our olive farm, and care for over 2000 trees.

Ann’s favorite use of olive oil is single varietal Leccino on fresh, warm pasta with lemon zest, salt, and pepper. Simple, luxurious, and easy!

 

Mark Sievers

Mark Sievers

Owner, Miller, Grower

After graduating from the US Air Force Academy, completing a 20 year career as an US Air Force Officer and Instructor pilot, and a stint at the Pentagon, Mark attended UC Berkeley Haas School of Business and graduated with high honors. Having had his interest piqued by analytical finances, he founded Epsilon Financial. He now focuses his attention to managing individual’s financial affairs and the financial running of Il Fiorello Olive Oil Company.

Mark’s favorite use of olive oil is crusty bread drizzled with olive oil, chocolate, and sea salt.

 

Marvin Martin

Marvin Martin

Executive Chef

Chef Martin is an expert in olive oil and enjoys a 20-year tenure as a chef for Robert Mondavi Winery, working on a variety of private and public events in the U.S. and Europe, including the annual culinary series known around the world as Great Chefs.

Marvin advises liberal use of olive oil on just about anything and everything. His signature recipe is ice cream made with Leccino oil.

 

Ron Daugherty

Ron Daugherty

Ron comes to Il Fiorello with experience and credentials in multiple areas including operations management, aviation, agriculture, and wine. His background in wine appreciation is invaluable at Il Fiorello. He can be found doing a variety of tasks at Il Fiorello, anything from assisting guests in the tasting room to running the irrigation in the olive grove.

Ron’s favorite use of olive oil is anything Chef Marvin is cooking in the kitchen! He also enjoys sharing the classic pairing of single varietal Frantoio drizzled over a luscious steak with a glass of Malbec.

 

Jenny Lavell

Jenny Lavell

Jenny works as IT support and runs the tasting room while learning about milling and the workings of an olive grove. She graduated from Humboldt State University with a Bachelor of Science in Oceanography and an emphasis in Communication. Having conducted and presented scientific research on multiple platforms, she understands and applies science to her job at Il Fiorello.

Jenny’s favorite use of olive oil is our chili oil, made with harissa powder, drizzled over homemade popcorn.

 

Kathryn Tomajan

Kathryn Tomajan

At Il Fiorello, Kathryn is involved in milling and marketing. She is a graduate of the University of Gastronomic Science at Bra Italy where she studied Food Culture and Communication. Her master thesis is the adulteration of olive oil in the world market. She comes to Il Fiorello with experience from Bon Appetit Management Company.

Kathryn’s favorite olive oil is Arrabbiata which she loves drizzled into a warm, broth-based soup or over raw sashimi.

 

Kristen Loewe

Kristen Loewe

Kristen is a gracious host in Il Fiorello’s tasting room. She is an indispensable support for our culinary classes. Kristen was a server for 4 years in a fine dining restaurant while attending school for nursing. She has since changed her major and has recently graduated from Diablo Valley College with her Associates of Science in Dental Assisting. She now works as a Registered Dental Assistant at a periodontist office.

Kristen’s favorite use of olive oil is in lemon olive oil cake. It disappears quickly!

 

 

To contact any of our staff members, call us at (707) 864-1529 or email us at oil@ilfiorello.com.

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Il Fiorello Blog

Keeping you up to date on all things olive and olive oil.

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Tastings

Taste extra virgin and co-milled flavored olive oils.

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Custom Milling

Bring us your olives to be crushed in our state of the art Italian mill.

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