our beloved staff
Linaya – Branding Manager
Linaya has been a Humboldt local for half a decade with a passion for community outreach. An HSU graduate, Linaya loves a good book, art and cooking. Catch her at Moonstone with her dogs or frequenting some of the local bookstores. Linaya’s favorite product is the Lowell Pre-Rolls. She says they have beautiful packaging and taste fantastic.
Lorena - Floor Manager
A Humboldt Native with a love for cannabis and years of experience to back it up, Lorena is all knowing! If you need help finding the perfect product, whether you are an experience cannabis consumer or new to the industry, Lorena is ready to help with a kind approach and all the answers you could need.
Tyler - Inventory Manager
Tyler is new to Humboldt County from the mountains of Colorado but is far from a newbie to the cannabis industry. With a well rounded knowledge of cannabis retail and regulation, Tyler is a great resource for both Zen and our customers! Catch Tyler around town with his beloved dog or frequenting some local breweries.
Ondre – Budtender & Shift Lead
Ondre values customer service above all else and sends every customer out of the door taken care of and stoked. Ondre enjoys watching movies and going on nature adventures with his girlfriend. Ondre’s favorite product is Ember Valley’s “Jawbreaker” – he says it’s super stoney with a great candy flavor.
Robert – Budtender & Shift Lead
Robert, from San Jose, has been a Humboldt local for the last five years! Robert is a fountain of cannabis knowledge and is always ready to serve you with a smile. Robert’s favorite product is Papa & Barkley’s THC:CBD patches. They work miracles for his back pain! On his days off, Robert enjoys exploring the back hills of Humboldt and soaking up the beauty of our rad community.
Julian - Budtender
Born from the ashes of the old world, Julian Sir Dudley scours our earthly plane consuming THC in all forms. Legends say that his hunger for the 'wackey tobacky' is insatiable. He smokes and tokes, unbroken, unrelenting, unchallengeable.
Dylan – Budtender & Security
Dylan, a former football player for the Jacks, joined the Humboldt family 3 years ago and has loved every second of it! Dylan is ready to help our customers with a great attitude and an appreciation for the beauty of cannabis. His favorite flower is grown by Ember Valley, he *highly* recommends it. Catch Dylan longboarding around town with his wife and if you need some good book recommendations, he’s your guy.
Tim – Security
Catch Tim hanging around town with his wonderful fiancé – if you need some gaming recommendations he is definitely your guy! A community member of McKinleyville, Tim’s favorite product is any and all Jeeter Cartridges. He loves the packaging and says you can’t beat the terpenes.
Molly – Budtender
Molly, a HSU Graduate, has a smile that lights up our entire shop! If you need product knowledge or somebody to brighten your day, they are your go to budtender. Molly enjoys knitting and making art. They take their dog to the beach every chance they get! Molly recommends the Tonik shots for a quick hitting and positive high.
Ryan – Budtender
Ryan, a HSU graduate with a love & talent for music, is always ready to hook you up with top notch cannabis recommendations and a good laugh. Ryan is the life of the party over here at Zen and she looks forward to helping with all your cannabis needs.