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 2019 - Carlos Miranda

Carlos has been part of the “WE” since 2006. He has been an important part of the Vault team as well as assisting in GBM and the Gift Shop. Carlos works hard to accomplish his daily tasks and does so with a smile. Carlos always has a positive attitude towards guests and staff and will go out of his way to help.


Third Quarter - June 2019 - Rafael Cortaza

Rafael has been a part of the WE at Lakeside for the past 13 years. He has stepped up in the past year by consistently aiding co-workers and supervisors in not only the day to day tasks but the big picture vision as well. He has picked up graveyard shifts and helped other food servers follow proper restaurant procedures all with a friendly and enthusiastic attitude. 


Second Quarter - April 2019 - Douglas Frederick 

It brings me great joy to introduce Mr. Douglas Frederick as our Lakeside Inn Employee of the Quarter. Douglas joined our Lakeside Inn family back in February 2016.  Douglas has always been a reliable, positive and diligent co-worker.  His consistent performance and reliability in the last few months has been nothing short of outstanding.  Douglas’ hard work, along with his great attitude, willingness to work overtime and wonderful internal guest service have made him one of the most respected co-workers in the kitchen department. Douglas is always in a good mood, on time, always smiling and willing to help his fellow co-worker.  Douglas gets along well with his team.   He is respectful, even-tempered and objective when addressing issues.  He always “walks the extra mile”, providing our restaurant staff with excellent service, which in turn, helps them provide a better dining experience to all of our guests.


Christina Estrada - Employee of the quarter  

First Quarter - January 2019 - Christina Estrada

Christina has been having fun at Lakeside since 2016. She currently splits her time in the Vault as a Soft Count Lead and in Marketing as our Marketing Assistant. She is a very dynamic and fun person to be around. She works very hard and is always there to back up her team with a smile. Christina brings a positive energy to work every day, which makes the job fun for all. Her co-workers enjoy and appreciate her being part of the “WE”. Christina is truly a valued asset to the entire Lakeside team.



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.

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