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I grew up around this area and have lived here my entire life. I have even lived all the way around the lake. I have worked for Grand Casino Mille Lacs for the last 4 ½ years.  I started cashiering for 3 months, moved to slots for 3 years, and have been a Host since. I love my job and I love making people smile every day, just with a nice conversation. In the past I have volunteered at places like Kinship and A.A.D.A. I love helping out in my free time. I work hard at work to keep my Guests happy and go home to do the same for my family. I have 3 children; a 7 year old son, a 5 year old daughter, and a 3 year old daughter. I also have an amazing husband named Sheldon who also works for Grand Casino.

Email Amanda Here: AWarbonnet@grcasinos.com
   
I started my journey here at Grand Casino Mille Lacs in 2006 as a cashier. I did that for 2 ½ years then  moved to Security until I got a promoted to Casino Host in 2008, then moved my way up to an Executive Host in 2012. I am very energetic and highly motivated to help our Guests with their needs here at the casino.  I love getting know my Guests on a personal and professional level. I am a person that enjoys spending time with my 4 loving kids, 1 grandchild, and friends as much as my Guests. I find myself to be a reliable and trustworthy individual that others enjoy being around. I am a person that likes to take bad situations and turn them into a learning experience. My personal goal here at Grand Casino Mille Lacs is to make every Guest’s experience memorable.
           
Email Barbara Here: BAnderson@grcasinos.com           
   
I’ve worked for the casino for 8 years now and just recently (beginning of 2013) became one of the newest Executive Hosts. This position by far has been the most enjoyable position that I’ve held within the organization.  As I’ve worked here, I’ve gotten to know many of our Guests on many different levels and look forward to getting to know more of you still. I’m a graduate of St. Cloud Technical College with a Sales and Marketing Diploma. I like to have fun and enjoy a good laugh. I also enjoy many sports; my favorites include football and basketball.  Most of my free time is spent with my children, being amongst friends, being outdoors, or watching movies. My friends and family hold a very special place within my life and I’m very thankful for all of them.  I look forward to meeting more of you and being of assistance where I can on your future trips to Grand Casino Mille Lacs.

Email Nigel Here: njohannes@grcasinos.com
   
I was born and raised in “small town” Minnesota. After living on a farm for the majority of my life, I have learned to love the outdoors and it taught me a great work ethic. I have worked for Grand Casino Mille Lacs in a few different job positions; a busser, Security Guard, Cashier, Hotel Supervisor, and most recently as an Executive Host. Of all these jobs I have had in the company, my favorite is being an Executive Host. I love getting to know my Guests on a personal level. I enjoy hearing about their families and different stories that they have to share. As an Executive host, I have the best job in the casino because I get to visit with people that I know and ones that I just met. I also get to make sure that Guests who come to visit us have a memorable experience and hopefully some “luck”. I look forward to having the opportunity to meet you and being able to help you have a wonderful visit to Grand Casino Mille Lacs.

Email Mark Here: MStangl@grcasinos.com
   
Working at Grand Casino Mille Lacs over the last 21 years, I have met many interesting people and made some very special friends. I have held several positions during my time here. I feel like a jack of all trades and not a master of any because a person should always be learning something new otherwise life can be pretty dull. I truly enjoy being able to visit with the Guests and getting to know them better. Something about me that most anyone who has met me will know is that the most important things in my life are my 3 sons and my 4 grandchildren, and my very special husband. “I spend all of my free time with one or all of them. We enjoy watching movies, taking short road trips, bowling on a league with my son or just hanging out around home. My goal as a Host is to assist the Guests in being aware of and enjoying the entire Grand Casino Mille Lacs entertainment experience.” 

Email Kelly Here: kbrill@grcasinos.com
   
I have worked for Grand Casino off and on for approximately 8 years in a variety of different departments.   Those include Food & Beverage, Marketing, and the Hotel. I made Executive Host in August of 2012 after being a Casino Host for about 2 years. That was essentially my goal within the company, as I’ve always admired the job. I grew up in the area and graduated from Onamia High School in 2002. I then attended the Minneapolis Business College and graduated with a diploma in Travel & Hospitality. The year 2013 has been very special to me. I married my best friend, became a first time home owner, and found out I was pregnant with our first child. A year of many “firsts” and I couldn’t be happier. As a Host I look forward to meeting new people, helping my Guests to the best of my ability, and providing great Guest Service with anyone I come in contact with. I do believe I have the best job in the casino.

Email Angela Here: AWillis3@grcasinos.com
   
Mike came back to Minnesota from California after retiring as a Captain in the United States Marine Corps after 23 years. He has been an Executive Host at Grand Casino Mille Laces going on 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. He is fascinated by both the very old and cutting edge technology. He enjoys both archeology and the science of space exploration. During his time off he enjoys golf, bowling and warm sunny beaches.

Email Michael Here: mglocke@grcasinos.com
   
I have worked for Grand Casino Mille Lacs since January 2002 and have held various positions within the company. Prior to working for Grand Casino, I have worked for the Mille Lacs Band and held positions such as; Mentoring Program, Community Youth Services and an assistant teacher at Nay Ah Shing schools. Being an Executive Host has its challenges and rewards and I enjoy meeting and greeting Guests and giving them the “Grand Experience”. I have an AAS Degree in Hotel and Restaurant Management from Alexandria Technical College in 2007 and recently received my AA Degree from Central Lakes College in 2011. I have 4 children ranging from 9 years to 16 years of age and I enjoy spending good quality time with them. My hobbies include snowmobiling, motorcycle riding, hunting, fishing, metal detecting, garage sales, buying and selling on eBay, and recently taken an interest in antiques. I love my job here as an Executive Host and I can be reached by phone or email. I look forward to meeting you.

Email Rodney Here: RPendegayosh2@grcasinos.com
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