Santa Rosa resident Tim Fish has been promoted to senior editor at Wine Spectator. Fish joined the magazine as an associate editor in 2001. Previously, he served as a food and wine writer for The Press Democrat and was founding editor of

Simon Property Group has named two new managers to oversee Santa Rosa Plaza and Coddingtown Mall.

Max Whitley is area operations director, overseeing day-to-day operations and facility management. He has more than 18 years of experience in property management, including 14 in the shopping center industry.

John Best is area mall manager, responsible for local leasing, tenant relations, building operations and security efforts. Previously, he served as district general manager at Westfield Long Island and assistant mall manager at Westfield Oakridge in San Jose.

Both will divide their time between the two Santa Rosa malls.

Jennifer Filice has joined Visit Mendocino County, the county's travel and tourism bureau, as marketing and communications manager. Previously, she served as marketing director for the Monterey County Convention & Visitors Bureau.

Blaise Turek has joined Jensen Landscape Service Inc. as business development manager for the greater North Bay area. Turek has more than 25 years of experience in the local landscape industry.

Mina Newman and her son, Ocean Bent, have launched Ah Shayh Skincare. The Santa Rosa company makes plant-based products for hair and skin. For information, visit

Stifel, Nicolaus & Company, a full-service brokerage and investment banking firm, has relocated its Santa Rosa branch to 3554 Round Barn Blvd., Suite 200. Denise Gilseth is branch manager.

Dr. Senadhi Parakrama has joined the team of therapists at Olympia House, a residential chemical dependency treatment center operated by Sonoma Recovery Services Inc. He also teaches and supervises doctoral students at two training clinics operated by the Wright Institute.

John Chevalier has joined the Sonoma County Office of Education Adult Career Training program, where he will teaching a class on Apple video editing software Final Cut Pro X.

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