Jahyzanna Wieder

Administrative & Operations Manager

Born and raised in Monterey County, Jahyzanna has always wanted to make a difference in her community. Coming from a multicultural background, her mother being Panamanian and Jamaican and her father being Japanese and German, her love for diversity and ethnic inclusion became a drive for her everyday life. Her family was a part of the first Panamanian-Caribbean immigrants who settled and made Seaside, California home. Being the eldest of four, she saw the dedication, hardships, and struggles of growing up in a minority household and worked hard at a very young age to ensure she left a mark.

Jahyzanna studied Business Management at California State University, Monterey Bay, and became a part of the campus's African American community. She was a member of the BSU (Black Student Union) Organization and had the opportunity to be part of the communities’ peaceful protests and events and met and introduced herself to civil rights leaders and activists like Angela Davis. A few years later, Jahyzanna operated and managed one of the largest agricultural companies in California. Within the agriculture sector, she managed operating departments, developed standard operating procedures, created action plans for compliance audits, rolled out multiple ERP systems, and worked closely with the industry's leading executives and stakeholders across California. Jahyzanna developed a passion for operations and tech management and became a certified Google Project Manager and SCRUM Master. Jahyzanna is experienced in supply chain management, operations management, data analysis, team building, SCRUM, project management, process improvement, and compliance management. Jahyzanna is excited about this journey with MBEP and is happy to work alongside an organization whose values align with hers. She doesn’t take living in the Monterey County region for granted. Exploring and photographing nature is a big part of her daily routine in her free time. Jahyzanna loves hiking in Big Sur, Pinnacles National Park, and Arroyo Seco. Traveling is also a big part of her life; she loves discovering new hidden gems.