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 Marshak

Though you may not have seen her before, Cece Marshak 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.


October 2017 — Sammy Hernandez

Chef Samuel Hernandez began his culinary career at Lakeside Inn in March of 2000 working his way up from dishwashing and food prep to the hot line in what was once called Taberna, our Mexican restaurant. 
From the beginning, Samuel has had a keen eye for quality and attention to detail, both critical factors for any chef. Samuel took notes, memorized recipes, learned food preparation techniques, worked hard and mastered every cooking station along the way. 
Samuel’s work ethic shows to be just as impressive as his culinary skills. Samuel has worked six and seven days straight and doubles shifts when needed; always showing up with a smile, an excellent attitude and willingness to help. Samuel is well liked by his peers and supervisors. He is friendly, honest, and an innate leader.
Over the course of the years, Samuel’s persistence and perseverance have paid off, making him one of our most important chefs on property and a key player in the success of Latin Soul. Samuel has become an asset to the food department and Lakeside Inn.


July 2017 — Roberto Santana

Roberto is a longtime Lakeside employee.  He started in 2006 in the Slot department and has since transferred and become a valuable member of the Table Games department.  Roberto provides great guest service to both internal and external guests.  He deals a clean and easy to read game.  He comes to work with a great attitude and is a pleasure to work with.




April 2017 — Wally Boyer

Wally has been a valuable member of Lakeside since August 2013. He demonstrates a wonderful attitude every day and is truly great to work with. Wally is very well liked by our guests through his consistent recognition of their needs. He brings a positive energy to work and is truly part of the LSI team. Wally strives to stay informed and shares his knowledge with our guests to provide excellent guest service.



January 2017 — Jorge Jimenez

Jorge began working at Lakeside in 2006. Jorge always has a friendly smile and always goes above and beyond with his duties. He is a reliable hard worker and can be depended on as a team player. He has become a great asset to the GBM department and he has a great positive attitude. Jorge takes great pride with his work. He ensures his co-workers have a clean work environment to provide excellent guest service along with providing a great environment for our guests to enjoy.


October 2016 - Sabrina Siino

Sabrina has been essential to the success of the Hotel since the day she started.  She has improved just about everything that she touches.  She is an excellent thinker and communicator who is not afraid to innovate.  Her cheery personality and giggle is contagious for those of us who work with her and she personifies the “We” on a daily basis.  Even when things get busy and hectic, Sabrina keeps her positive attitude and jumps in wherever help is needed.  She is a true leader that has inspired two Front Desk Agents to be promoted to a Supervisory level.  Sabrina is excellent at developing the talent around her.  Guests and employees alike compliment Sabrina on her guest service, cooperation and excellence in problem solving.  She has a knack of making everyone she comes into contact with feel special.  She has directly contributed to the outstanding performance of the hotel by finding new ways to drive revenue and at the same time reduce expenses.  Her experience, personal commitment to excellence and personality, have created an environment of Quality in the Inn that has never been reached before.



July 2016 - Robert Wood

Robert has been chosen for this award because of his great work ethic, determination to learn, and his positive attitude.  Thank you for all your hard work.   It is fun and a pleasure to work with you.  Congratulations!

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