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LeRoy has been with Grand Casinos for the past 6 years. His experience in the gaming industry has spanned over 23 years, and two states. “I believe my gaming experience has brought me to this point in my life where I’m currently an Executive Host for Grand Casino Hinckley. In all my years in the gaming industry there has been one directive: Give the customer / Guest the greatest gaming experience, and provide them with the best professional services you can.” In his spare time, LeRoy likes to ride motorcycles and spend time outside enjoying all of nature’s beautiful sights. “As an Executive Host I enjoy helping people out and make sure they are having a great time here at the Grand Casino Hinckley.”

Email LeRoy Here: LDay@grcasinos.com
Kat grew up in West St. Paul and worked for United Hospitals. She held several positions there and finished her time at the hospital as an Inhalation Therapist. She also lived in Hastings for a time and worked under the Youth Transition Program at the school district. When Kat moved to the Hinckley area she was co-owner of a landscape business, a septic business and a pizza business. “There are many activities I enjoy and they include the outdoors, horseback riding, fishing, trap shooting and reading.” Kat joined the Grand casino team in November of 1995 working with Guest Services. She has been an Executive Host for many years and enjoys it as much today as when she first came to the department. “I love working with our guests – everyone is so special. It is an honor to have a part in making their visits fun and helping them in many ways.” She has 4 grown children, 7 grandchildren and a brand new great grandson. “Life is great!”

Email Kat Here: kjohnson@grcasinos.com
Working at Grand Casino Hinckley over the last 11 years Jody have met many interesting people and made some very special friends. She has held several positions during her time here, the last six have been the ones she enjoyed the most - that is her time as a Host. “I truly enjoy being able to visit with the guests and getting to know them better.” Something about her that most anyone who meet her will know is that what is most important to her is my children and grandson, and very recently a special man in her life. “I spend all of my free time with one or all of them. We enjoy watching movies, taking short road trips, or just hanging out around the fire. My goal as a host is to assist the guests in being aware of and enjoying the entire Grand Casino Hinckley entertainment experience.”

Email Jody Here: JJohnson@grcasinos.com
After 15+ years in international transportation and banking, Elaine had the opportunity to move to God’s Country.  Her free time is spent with her husband. Some of her favorite things include golf, gardening, trap and skeet, fishing, to name a few, and watching the Minnesota Wild. For the last 14 years, she has had the best job ever! “I have the opportunity to assist guests enjoy their visits a bit more each time. It’s great to delight my guests and I look forward to welcoming you to Grand Casino and all that we have to offer.”

Email Elaine Here: egaraghty@grcasinos.com
Paul came to Minnesota from Houston, Texas after retiring from my career in the Gas Turbine Industry with International Harvester Co. He has been a Host at Grand Casino Hinckley for a period of eleven years and enjoys being able to assist our guests in making their plans for their visit here and also assisting during their time here.  During his time off he enjoys gardening and fishing whenever possible. “I can be reached by telephone or e-mail, which ever you prefer.”

Email Paul Here: pdion@grcasinos.com
“Having been born and raised in the Sturgeon Lake area just north of Hinckley, I have to say that I love this part of Minnesota.” Bridie’s career at Grand Casino Hinckley began eighteen years ago as a slot attendant, in which she continued for two years. She has been an Executive Casino Host for the past sixteen years. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her husband of thirteen years and her son Scotty. She comes from a large family of six sisters. Bridie enjoys the simple pleasures in life such as getting together for a BBQ or a sing a-long and making memories out at her family’s four generation farm with her many nieces and nephews. “My goal as an Executive Casino Host is to give you an exceptional gaming experience. Our property has so much to offer from our newest slot machines to a relaxing walk around our beautiful flower gardens or the elegant, full service Grand Harmony Spa. I look forward to meeting you!”

Email Bridie Here: bmartin@grcasinos.com
Patricia grew-up in Minneapolis and moved to the Hinckley Area in October of 2005. She started at Grand Casino in May of 2006 and has been working in the Host department since November of 2007. “I have a truly mixed bag of experience including; food and beverage industry, cosmetology, life insurance, lobbying and fundraising for starters.” Patricia received an AA degree from North Hennepin Community College in 2005 and then attended St. Cloud State University through 2009. “There are several aspects about the Host position that I like, but what I enjoy the most is the people, both the Guests and the associates.”

Email Patricia Here: PWeber@grcasinos.com
Rhonda has been with Grand Casino Hinckley for almost five years. “Our job is unique because we get to know our guests and their families in a more personal manner.” In her free time she enjoys spending time with her family and friends. She love to camp, hike, bike and go to flea markets and auctions. “I am from the Great Lakes area so water is always a must in my life. One of the goals of my job is to make each guest feel like they have just had the best gaming experience of their life.”

Email Rhonda Here: RBurbul@grcasinos.com
Maria grew up in Pine City, Minnesota. Before coming to Grand Casino, she was a Grant Assistant for the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe Government Center. She also spent time in the Food & Beverage department at Grand Casino. In her spare time she enjoys playing with her 4 children, spending time with her family, watch movies, photography, scrapbooking and reading true crime books. “I really enjoy being able to make guests happy and meeting new guests. Being part of the Marketing Department here at Grand Casino Hinckley is wonderful.”

Email Maria Here: MCostello@grcasinos.com
Shantell has worked at Grand Casino Hinckley for 5 ½ years all of those years were spent working as Grand Rewards Representative helping the casino guests and making their stay and play experience exceptionally fun! She enjoy her animals and pets which consist of 2 dogs and 1 cat, also 2 horses. She has had an array of different job opportunities, to name a few they are: Horse training for 4 yrs, Server/Bartender 2yrs, Auto painter/prep 4yrs.  She is also a proud Mother of a beautiful little girl who is now 1 year of age and is her whole world and more! Her goal now as being an Executive Host is to make your stay and play experience one of the best, she is very determined and hard working to get your wants and needs taken care of to the best of her ability! Remember The Best Stories Start With YOU!

Email Pat Here: SKreger@grcasinos.com
Having grown up in the Twin Cities area, Angel has worked for the Mille Lacs Band for 9 years. Her and her husband also owned and operated Mission Creek in Hinckley for 7 years. She came to the Host department in September of 2012 and serves as a Casino Host. She has also served with the slots, finance, compliance and food & beverage departments here. She has been blessed with 12 children and loves spending time with her family in her free time. She also enjoys fishing, ricing and netting. Her free time is also given to the pursuit of degrees Veterinary Science and Private & Crime Scene Investigations. Angel loves being able to interact with the guests and looks forward to seeing everyone have a good time.

Email Angel Here: AJackson@grcasinos.com
Patrick grew up right here in Hinckley, Minnesota. Before coming to Grand Casino he spent nearly 30 years at The Hinckley News, the local newspaper, serving as editor and publisher. He owned the company for 9 years. In his spare time he likes to golf, hunt (especially pheasants) and spend time with his family and grandchildren. As manager of the Host Department, Patrick is involved with much of the planning that goes into VIP events as well as maintaining relationships with guests. “We have a great team of hosts and I simply provide guidance. I really enjoy coming to work knowing that every day will provide a new challenge.”

Email Pat Here: podonovan@grcasinos.com
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