Meet The Team
Brenda Mierzejewski | Founder & CEO
Brenda is the CEO and Founder of Mizzi Cosmetics. She is a wife and mother of two children and resides in Portland, CT. Her background includes over twelve years in the pharmaceutical and chemical industry working in Supply Chain and Materials Management. Brenda’s passion for her children and her family to use all natural products has brought her to where she is today. Combining her knowledge of essential oils and her love of cosmetics and beauty, she has created products that anyone anywhere can enjoy. Her goal is to bridge the gap between wellness and beauty, while giving back to her community and a variety of organizations with causes extremely important to her.
Rebecca Sardinskas | Chief Sales Officer
Originally from Rhode Island, Rebecca now resides in Connecticut with her husband and two children. Her extremely passionate and positive work ethic serves as a motivating platform for the culture of the company. Rebecca brings a vast background of customer service, leadership, sales, and training to the Mizzi Cosmetics team. She demonstrates a hands on approach for solving challenges, is solution oriented, and truly enjoys forging new business relationships. As a managing partner working alongside Brenda directly, Rebecca helps create, support and grow the culture of the company organically. “When you love what you do, you will never work a day in your life!” With a love for natural beauty products, it is her mission to spread the word about safer, smarter choices in lip products and beyond. Rebecca loves spending time at the beach, gardening, and live music/outdoor events.
Mary Bellettieri | Digital Marketing Manager
A New York-New Jersey hybrid who graduated from the University of Delaware with a Bachelor's degree in Hotel, Restaurant & Institutional Management. Mary branched into corporate event planning after college, has over twelve years of marketing, social media, administrative and sales experience, and a passion for writing and photography. Mary joined the Mizzi Cosmetics family to enhance digital marketing efforts via social media platforms, website maintenance, and email marketing campaigns to increase exposure throughout the beauty industry.
Melissa Woodward | Operations Coordinator
A Connecticut native, Melissa is married with two children, and currently resides in Portland, CT. In her role as Distribution Coordinator, she oversees and manages all digital and retail orders and assists with manufacturing and is actually the first official Mizzi employee ever! Melissa is very proud to be a part of Mizzi’s impressive journey of growth and success and when she’s not working, enjoys reading, listening to music, attending the theater, and enjoying nature & art.
Jamie Wilson | Operations Coordinator
Originally from Alabama, Jamie now lives in Portland, Connecticut with her husband and two sons. She graduated with a Master’s degree in Mathematics from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Jamie joined the Mizzi team in 2017 after being inspired by Brenda’s passion for her company and community, and dedication to important causes. She works closely with Rebecca in sales, developing relationships with clients, and taking on a variety of analytical projects to further assist our mission to introduce as many people as possible to our natural products. In her spare time she enjoys reading, cooking, and puzzle solving.
Amy LeLasher | Operations Coordinator
A Portland native, Amy has an extensive customer service and relations background thanks to experience gained working at Aetna insurance company, as well as the Red Rose and Salada Tea brand. At Mizzi Cosmetics, she assists with sales, production, and distribution. Amy recently rejoined the workforce with a desire to do something that truly matters. In her role at Mizzi, she is able to help produce natural products that are safe for anyone to use while giving back to the local community where it's made. She is married with two children and enjoys staying active with fitness and sailing.