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.

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



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.


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 Asst. 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!

Laura Perez  

October 2014 — Laura Perez

Laura came to work as a Housekeeper at Lakeside Inn in May of 2000. Laura is always willing to take on extra rooms when needed and assist her co-workers if anyone gets behind. She takes great pride in the quality of her work!  Laura is friendly with our guests and co-workers. She is a good asset to the Housekeeping department. Thank you Laura, for all that you do!


September 2014 — Manuel Morales

Manuel is a 14-year veteran of the kitchen and currently serves as our Garde Manger supervisor.  Manuel oversees his staff’s knife skills, food safety procedures, portion control and inventory. As a professional, Manuel is organized, efficient, productive, accountable and very reliable.  He has a pleasant and positive attitude.

We are very proud of your accomplishments and appreciate everything, your hard work, dedication and commitment to make our food the best.  THANK YOU and congratulations!


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.


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!

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