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

Honored Employees



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.

Jorge Gonzalez  

Cece Marschak

Though you may not have seen her before, Cece Marschak has been working behind the scenes as a phone operator at the Lakeside Inn & Casino for over 20 years. Cece's warm voice is the first impression many guests have of our property. In addition to being able to efficiently and professionally respond to our guest requests, Cece plays an important role in ensuring the safety of our guests as she monitors the alarm system, and coordinates communication with our security department. Cece takes her responsibilities very seriously, and over the years has trained many others to follow in her footsteps. Through her service and dedication, Cece truly keeps the spirit of Shirley Stroud alive. It is an honor to work with Cece and to be able to recognize her with this award.  

Jorge Gonzalez  

Jorge Gonzalez

Jorge was selected for his continual positive attitude.  Jorge has worked at Lakeside Inn since 1994 and has brought his positive attitude to each of the areas he has worked over the years – Accounting, Cage, Payroll and all of his current areas.  Jorge positively motivates his staff.  He is always agreeable to new challenges and takes them on with a smile.  Thank you, Jorge, for your daily contributions.  It is our privilege to work with you.

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, 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 since being hired in 1996. 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 since Lakeside opened in 1985, 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. 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



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.



Fourth Quarter - October 2018 - Lizz Rodriguez

Lizz has been an essential part of the Lakeside HR team since 2017. Not only does she process paychecks, she also helps to cover shifts at the Cage, Front Desk, Vault and Housekeeping. She truly defines what the “WE” in the Lakeside Mission Statement stands for. Lizz is well liked by Lakeside employees as well as our guests, she strives to meet their needs while bringing a fun and positive attitude to work daily.



Third Quarter - July 2018 - Francisco Moran  

Francisco has been a valuable member of the graveyard GBM crew since 2010. Francisco is a very hard worker, who consistently maintains the cleanliness of the restaurants, kitchens and casino. Always there to back up his team with a smile, Francisco brings a positive energy to work every day. His experience with the job brings a lot to the team, making the job fun. His co-workers enjoy and appreciate him being part of the “WE”. Francisco is truly a valued team member.




Second Quarter - April 2018 - Katherine Hyde

Katherine has been the backbone of the Front Desk for years.  She is a hard worker, whose contagiously positive attitude has created a stable and most importantly, fun front desk environment. She works to ensure new employees are immediately part of the team, highly regarded by our guests for her amazing service and ability to problem solve.  Katherine is always looking for ways to learn more.  Outside of Lakeside Inn, she is also a student furthering her studies. She has capitalized on her calm demeanor, time management skills and outgoing personality to grow within Lakeside and secure a bright future.  Thank you, Katherine for being the glue that keeps us together.  We are so proud to have her on our team. 



First Quarter - January 2018 - Lynn Kahn

Lynn Kahn has worked in our Marketing Department since September 2009.  Lynn had worked for many years at one of the other casinos up the street and didn't really cherish the idea of coming back into the casino environment.  I assured her Lakeside was different.  Lynn not only adjusted to our culture she embraced it.  Her responsibilities grew far beyond those in Marketing.  Lynn helps our guests to feel welcome, assists other department and works diligently to keep Marketing on track.  We appreciate her years of service and recognize she has the highly valued traditional administrative assistant qualities that make her one-of-a-kind.  





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