Elevate Your


With the Dream Team

Melisa Johnson

Melisa Johnson

General Manager

I’ve enjoyed my 30-plus years in the event and hospitality industry. My likes have included working for The White House, The NFL – The Raiders and the 49ers – and hosting other fun celebrity fundraising events. Fun fact, one of the first weddings I ever coordinator was Tré Cool of Green Day – Rock on

Fun Facts: Let’s forge a connection over being Leo’s, living that beach life, and being a supermom that loves a good Disney Family vacay.

Whitney Mazzotti Epic Venues

Whitney Mazotti

Office Manager & Regional Sales Manager

After trading in my teacher’s hat for a sales coordinator’s party hat, I’ve discovered a love for turning chaos into coordinated awesomeness! With my honed organization and communication skills from the classroom and a network of connections, I now bring a thoughtful touch to event planning. Let’s collaborate to make your next gathering special!

Fun Facts: We can vibe through our mutual enjoyment of astrology, the beach, and Star Wars


Dani Marie Hauck

Senior Events Manager

At 19, I decided party planning was my calling. From selling dresses for six years to orchestrating corporate events, I’ve now landed the role of Senior Event Manager at Epic Venues. Currently, I’m happily planning weddings and events at The GlassHouse San Jose and Corinthian Grand Ballroom. Living the dream!

Fun Facts: Our shared love of cats, mermaids, and Magic Mountain can make me the right fit for your big day


Savanah Nguyen

Venue Concierge & Social Media Manager

Upon graduating from SJSU, my focus shifted to a career that allowed me to channel my creativity, especially in the realm of weddings and events. Discovering Epic Venues felt serendipitous—I envisioned contributing to the creation of unforgettable experiences that leave a lasting impression on people’s lives. This desire to weave creativity into special occasions became my driving force in joining the dynamic team at Epic Venues.

Fun Facts: Let’s connect through being bilingual, baking, and being from a big family


Nicole Duffin

Regional Sales Manager

I’ve always had a passion for planning parties and events and made it my profession in 2009 when I joined the event production industry, working with clients to plan a vast array of events, my favorite being weddings. My background in building successful client relationships and partnerships with industry professionals and in coordinating event logistics eventually led me to Epic Venues, where I feel lucky to be a part of planning memorable occasions each day.

Fun Facts: We can bond over Disneyland, traveling, and baking – especially cookies


Gladiz Dimas

Banquet Captain & Event Coordinator

Since childhood, I’ve been immersed in social events, igniting my innate passion for event coordination. My professional journey has revolved around customer service, from managing equipment at Valley Medical Hospital to donning multiple hats in restaurants as a host, server, and kitchen staff. As the PTA president, I orchestrated diverse school events and fundraisers, collaborating with parents and children of various backgrounds. This experience equips me to connect with clients about their future events. Joining the Epic team was a natural step for someone who loves challenges and continual growth. Meeting prospective clients, collaborating with our team, and exceeding expectations define my commitment to making each event truly extraordinary.

Fun Facts: Our common ground could be reading, music and meditation, or our ties to our families.