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  

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

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.

Tim Kern  

October 2015 — Tim Kern

Tim has been a valuable member of The Timbers since July 2012.  He can work multiple positions in the restaurant and has a great working knowledge of the menu.   He brings a positive energy to work every day and takes great care of our guests.  Tim is truly a team player.  Thank you, Tim, for your contributions and the great service you provide to our guests.  Congratulations!


September 2015 — Manuel Flores

Manuel has been a valuable member of the Facilities Maintenance Department since May of 1994. He is always ready to help our guests and his co-workers. He knows what it means to “anticipate and personally strive to exceed our guests’ expectations” (as stated in our Mission Statement).

Thanks, Manuel, for your wonderful attitude and being part of the “WE” at Lakeside Inn.  Congratulations!

Jerry Jacosalem  

August 2015 — Jerry Jacosalem

Jerry came to Lakeside Inn and Casino in July of 2014 and quickly became a valued member of our Security Department.  He brings with him a strong work ethic.  Jerry is eager and always willing to help out fellow employees and guests.  He excels at balancing friendliness and fun with the more serious side of being a Lakeside Security Officer.  Congratulations, Jerry!  You deserve this great honor.  Thank you for your hard work and dedication.

Devon Jackson  

July 2015 — Devon Jackson

Devon is very energetic and does not hesitate to help his co-workers with the best attitude.  We are so happy that Devon has joined the Warehouse; he brings such fun to work with him each day.  He tackles any assignment with enthusiasm.  He has made great strides in learning all about the Warehouse and maintains a consistent service level to all of the other departments.  Devon is positive and professional, making it a true pleasure to work with him.  Thanks, Devon, for your wonderful attitude and being part of the “WE” at Lakeside Inn.


June 2015 — Patty Bartlett

Patty has been a valuable member of Latin Soul since December of 2012. She brings a positive energy to work every day, she takes great care of our guests by her knowledge of the menu and sharing her ideas on how to help the restaurant run smoothly during busy times.  Patty is truly a team player. Thank you, Patty, for your contributions and the great service you provide our guests.  Congratulations!

Keith Keyzer  

May 2015 — Keith Keyzer

Keith Keyzer has been a Supervisor in the Sportsbook since 2004. Keith is a crowd favorite with our guests and his fellow team members. This is largely due to his daily habits of never letting anything get him down, his contagious ways of making the job fun and always trying to take care of those around him. Congratulations Keith  and thank you for everything you do.


April 2015 — Ranae Keithly

Whether working in the Vault or breaking the Gift Shop, Ranae has an energetic positive attitude that our guests and co-workers enjoy.  She always has a smile and is delighted to provide excellent guest service to our guests.  She continually strives to find ways to help her co-workers and to share her ideas.  Ranae likes to have fun at work and she enjoys being part of the “WE.”


March 2015 — Alvaro Contreras

Alvaro has worked at Lakeside since 2007.  His hard work and dedication has earned the respect of his fellow co-workers.  Alvaro likes to have fun at work and he enjoys being part of the “WE.”  Thank you, Alvaro, for your contributions and dedication to Lakeside.  You are truly appreciated for all your efforts.


February 2015 — Mikey Dekam

Mikey has been providing great guest service to all who visit Lakeside Inn since April 2013.  She began at the Hotel Front Desk and transferred to the Casino Services department as a Host in August 2014. She has proven to be a quick learner and brings a positive energy to work everyday and shares it with guests and co-workers. She has fun at work while also being efficient and providing our guests with great service.  Thank you Mikey for your contributions to the Casino Services Host team.

Francisco Lopez  

January 2015 — Francisco Lopez

Francisco started his culinary career in June of 2001. From the beginning, Francisco showed commitment, dedication, reliability and a hard work ethic; the same attributes he shows today. Francisco worked his way up from dishwasher to sauté cook, mastering every single station along the way and now holds the Assistant Room Chef Supervisor position in The Timbers Kitchen on swing shift.

Francisco is a very hard worker and has a keen eye for quality and consistency. He is an excellent teammate, cooperative and always approachable, always with a great attitude.  He is well liked and respected by his piers and supervisors and he is definitively an asset to the food department.

Adrianne Garcia-Paiz  

December 2014 — Adrianne Garcia-Paiz

Adrianne works graveyard shift as a Casino Services Host.  She has worked behind both the Tavern and Casino Bars, but will be exclusively at the Casino Bar moving forward. Adrianne enjoys the graveyard shift and has chosen to stay on this schedule even when openings on other shifts have occurred. She brings a positive and friendly attitude to work every shift and has many guests that come in to see her. Her contagious laugh and attentive service provides our guests with a great Lakeside experience.  Thank you, Adrianne, for your contributions to our success.  Congratulations!


November 2014 — Illiana Jimenez

Iliana has been working at Lakeside since July 2010 and is a great asset to our Food Department.  Iliana started as a Latin Soul busperson and quickly learned the hostperson/cashier position.  She is attentive to our guests and dedicated to our team.  She has covered shifts in The Timbers when needed.  Thank you for your hard work and dedication!

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