Lakeside Inn and Casino 168 • Highway 50, Stateline, NV 89449 • Toll-free: 800-624-7980, Local: 775-588-7777

Honored Employees

SHIRLEY STROUD EXCELLENCE AWARD WINNERS

Shirley Stroud was an employee at Lakeside Inn and Casino who many of our guests and staff knew and loved. Shirley demonstrated attitude, courage, and a caring character in dimensions that are an inspiration to many of the "We." In memory and honor of Shirley, we believe it is fitting to recognize other people with an award bearing her name.

Sandy Shields  

Sandy Shields

Sandy Shields, Casino Services Lead Host, was selected to receive the Shirley Stroud Award and was honored at a gathering to celebrate this special recognition.  Sandy was selected for her daily display of her positive attitude, which she has been sharing since 1986.  She has great relationships with her co-workers who enjoy working, laughing, and having fun with her. She has created many loyal guests and has warm and long-lasting relationships with them.  Congratulations, Sandy!  It is our privilege to work with you.

     
Luke Bronken  

Luke Bronken

Our fifth selection for this award is Luke Bronken from Race/Sports/Beverage. Luke was selected for his consistent upbeat, friendly and welcoming attitude. Luke always has a smile and a friendly greeting for guests and co-workers. Thanks, Luke, for bringing your fabulous attitude to Lakeside each day. Congratulations!

     
Dave Robberson  

Dave Robberson

Dave Robberson, Food Manager, has been selected as the fourth recipient of the Shirley Stroud Award. His excellent guest service, caring character, and outstanding 'We' attitude made him the perfect candidate for this award.

Dave has displayed all of these qualities and many more during his 15 years with Lakeside Inn. It is an honor and a privilege to have him as part of our staff. Congratulations, Dave!

     
Donna Kirchoff  

Donna Kirchoff

Longtime Slot Keyperson and relief Shift Supervisor, Donna Kichoff, was awarded Lakeside Inn’s special Shirley Stroud Excellence Award for the outstanding personal recognition and warm, friendly service she consistently provides our guests. Shirley will always be with us in spirit and we feel she would be pleased with our choice. Like Shirley, Donna has always been one of our guests’ favorite staff members. Guests return to Lakeside Inn day after day, year after year to see her.

     
Patty Soleta  

Patty Soleta

We are proud to announce that Patty Soleta, Housekeeping Supervisor, is the recipient of the Shirley Stroud Excellence Award. Patty has worked in the Housekeeping Department for 26 years, always going beyond what is expected of her. On her own initiative she sewed custom drapes in the executive suite. Guests often ask Patty to decorate their rooms for a birthday party they are having.

Patty does all this without hesitation even though it burdens her busy schedule. A luncheon was given in Patty's honor in The Taberna Restaurant. Thanks, Patty, for your caring attitude and for being an excellent example of the Mission Statement in action.

     
Rick Hanson  

Rick Hanson

We are proud to announce that Rick Hanson, Games Dealer, is the recipient of the Shirley Stroud Excellence Award.

“I could always count on Ricky, whether it be for help in solving difficult situations or being there when I needed him. Ricky always had Lakeside in mind.” -Bill Wagoner

     

EMPLOYEE OF THE MONTH

We are fortunate to have such great staff!  Time and time again, we are told that "it's the staff" as the reason why our guests keep coming back to Lakeside!  Congrats and thank you to these excellent members of our team who are nominated and voted on by their peers.

Raul  

August 2014 — Raul Medina

Raul has been a valuable member of Lakeside Inn's Casino Services Host department since July of 2013. He has worked at Lakeside since 2002 and has contributed to various other departments at Lakeside, including Vault, Cage and Slots. Raul brings a positive energy to work every day. He takes very good care of our guests and is truly a team player. Thank you, Raul, for your contributions and the great service you provide our guests.

     
Carolyn  

July 2014 — Carolyn Goedert

Carolyn has been a member of Lakeside Inn’s Guest Services team since July of 2009.  She has led the swing shift team in the Cage with her knowledge and experience.  Her knowledge of regulations and procedures insures accurate and efficient transactions.  She maintains a friendly and professional demeanor while providing great guest service.  She understands the philosophies and culture at Lakeside Inn and applies these to all guest interactions.  Thank you Carolyn for your contributions and being an important part of the “WE".

     
Liset Aguilar  

June 2014 — Lisett Aguilar

Since 2005, Lisett has shown outstanding guest service to all here at Lakeside Inn. Lisett has demonstrated such a wonderful and infectious attitude. She has proven herself professionally and personifies our Mission Statement in every interaction. Lisett consistently has a smile on her face and is extremely welcoming to everyone. Thank you, Lisett, for truly being an asset to our Gift Shop team and being such a wonderful part of the “We” at Lakeside Inn.

     
Jason Kingsbury  

May 2014 — Jason Kingsbury

Congratulations to Jason Kingsbury for his well deserved selection as Employee of the Month for May 2014.  As a bartender in the Tavern since July of 2000, he is known for his sports knowledge, contagious laugh and of course his locally famous Bloody Mary.  His dedication and fun attitude make Lakeside and our guests the real winners in this award.  Jason we are very grateful for your contributions and we wish you continued success.  Congratulations!

     
Juan Gonzales  

April 2014 — Juan Gonzalez

Juan has been a dedicated member of the Lakeside team since May of 2000.  He is an important member of our GBM team and his abilities and contributions will be an important part of our continued success.  Juan has a great attitude, works hard and does a terrific job.  He helps keep swing shift running smoothly. Thank you, Juan, for all that you do.  Congratulations!

     
Jorge Gonzalez  

March 2014 — Jorge Gonzalez

This is a great honor for Jorge and “We” are so happy for him.  He truly deserves the recognition this great award signifies.  Jorge is so terrific to work with and he has such a positive attitude.  Jorge’s dedication to Lakeside’s success is inspiring to see.  His work ethic exceeds our standards, which allows him to supervise both the Vault and Gift Shop departments.  Jorge has made great contributions and maintains consistent service to all Guests.  He never stops looking for ways to improve and strives to excel in his position.  Thank you, Jorge, for all that you do and for sharing your wonderful attitude with the “We” at Lakeside.

     
 

January 2014 — Lisa Pinto

Lisa is our Lead Casino Services Host on Swing shift.  She has many years of experience serving beverages to our guests and knows most of them by name.  Lisa is always willing to change her schedule to accommodate business volumes.  She has excelled at celebrating special occasions with our guests and shows them our appreciation for their loyalty to Lakeside.  Thank you, Lisa, for leading our Hosts on swing shift and treating our guests so well.   Congratulations on this well-deserved honor!

     
Narinder  

December 2013 — Narinder Singh

Congratulations to our December Employee of the Month, Narinder Singh from the Timbers Restaurant.  Narinder is a true gentleman - courteous and friendly with our guests and his co-workers.  He is loved by all.  Numerous guests have commented on how wonderful he is.  Narinder will cover any shift and takes on any workload to make the shift go smoothly.  He helps everybody and is the true definition of a team player.

Thank you, Narinder, for all of your contributions and congratulations on this well deserved honor!

     
Paul Millard  

November 2013 — Paul Millard

Paul began working at Lakeside Inn and Casino in August of 2004 in the Guest Center.  He has also worked as a server in the restaurants and a bartender in the Timber House Bar.  Last fall he transferred to the Casino Services Host department and is now the swing shift relief lead.  Paul has excelled at providing great service to our guests in all of his positions.  His experience in different departments has allowed Paul to be a valuable source of information to our guests.  Thank you, Paul, for excelling in the Casino Services Host position and setting an example that other staff members can aspire to achieve. 

     
 

October 2013 — Daysi Ramirez-Mayorga

Congratulations, Daysi, for being selected as our October Employee of the Month.  Daysi has worked at Lakeside since 2008 and has been cross-trained to work in both restaurants, The Coffee Bar and the Gift Shop.  She always goes above and beyond her job duties, covers shifts when needed and helps her co-workers by showing them how to do things right.  Daysi has an upbeat personality and is very friendly and professional with our guests and staff.  Thanks again, Daysi, for all your hard work and dedication.

     
Javier Calba  

September 2013 — Javier Calva

Javier began his culinary journey at Lakeside Inn in 2002.  Javier proved to be a reliable, dedicated and responsible individual with a keen eye for detail.  These personal attributes granted him access to the hot line in the old Timber House Kitchen, in which he trained and eventually mastered every station.

Javier became the Room Chef Supervisor for The Timbers Restaurant on swing shift in January 2010.  This promotion challenged his professional and personal growth, requiring him to drastically improve his skill set while facing numerous obstacles.  Javier has exceeded expectations and is a valuable asset in the Food Department.

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