The Kalispel Tribe owns and operates more than a dozen businesses and enterprises in and around the Pend Oreille area.

We believe in building a strong community and our economic development opportunites emphasize our commitment to the land and people.

What department do you work in and what is your job title?

Department Manager for Slot Operations and Security at the Kalispel Casino

How long have you been employed by the Tribe?
I have been employed with the Kalispel Tribe for 21 Years

What’s the best thing about your job?
Making a positive difference in Team Member’s lives and helping them achieve their goals whether it be work-related or personal

What’s the best thing about Kalispel Tribe?
The best thing about the Kalispel Tribe is their commitment to their Team Members and their focus on their heritage

What does your workspace look like?
The casino – ever-changing, no two days are the same – very dynamic, unique, and challenging

Why did you want to come work for Kalispel Tribe?
Was working at a Vegas casino (which I thoroughly enjoyed) and wanted to come back home to the PNW at the time when NQRC was opening. At the time, I knew nothing of the Kalispel Tribe which has made my time with the Tribe that much more enjoyable as I continue to learn about their beliefs, heritage, and legacy.

What are your hobbies?
Restoring muscle car (69 Charger), farming, hiking, boating, trap shooting, bonfire BBQs

What or who inspires you?
The Team Members of all levels who give it their best all day in and day out without hesitation no matter what the job or the world throws at them; never failing to deliver Kalispel Hospitality.

What are the words you live by?
The world is a better place with every smile you help create

How do you define success?

When it stops being a “job” and becomes enjoyment.

What is your favorite event that Kalispel Tribe puts on?
Kalispel Casino Car Show

What are five words (or less) of advice for others in your profession?
Listen and invest in employees