Kari Ford – VIP Host
Kari is a long time resident of Riverside, IA and currently still resides in the area. Kari has been with Riverside Casino & Golf Resort® since 2006, having worked as a Cage Supervisor, Assistant Buyer and most recently as a Dual Rate Supervisor for Table Games, which included the Poker Room. Other non-gaming work experience includes being a bank teller and a cross country semi driver. Having graduated from the University of Iowa with a Bachelors degree Kari is a long time Hawkeye fan. On her days off Kari enjoys playing sand volleyball and being on a bowling league. If it's over 75 degrees out you might even see Kari riding her motorcycle to work.
Dalia Quinones – VIP Host
Dalia grew up in Los Angeles, California but moved to Muscatine in 2001 and graduated there in 2013. She has been with Riverside Casino & Golf Resort since 2014, working as a Hostess at Robert’s Buffet to being a Cashier at the Cage and then a Slot Attendant on the floor. Before that she worked as a bank teller in Muscatine since her senior year in high school. Some of the things that Dalia enjoys doing on her days off are spending time with family and friends and trying out new places to eat.
Brandon Cruz – VIP Host
This is my first time working in a casino. I moved to Iowa in June, and just moved the rest of my family up on the 19th from Alabama. I was born in Michigan, but did the majority of my upbringing in Alabama. I have been married for 8 years, and I have 3 amazing children. I spent 8 years active duty in the United States Marine Corps and my permanent duty stations include 5 years on Camp Lejeune, NC and Camp H.M. Smith and MCBH Hawaii. I have lived in 6 states, (Michigan, Alabama, Virginia, North Carolina, Hawaii, and now Iowa) been to all of them, and been to 10 countries. I am an avid fisherman and reader. Other hobbies include golf, basketball, football, and spending as much time as possible with my family. I am excited to live in Iowa, and am proud to be an employee of this casino!
Bethany Ryan – VIP Host
Bethany grew up in Iowa City and graduated from West High. She received her Bachelor’s Degree with an emphasis in Advertising from Iowa State. That said, she will always consider herself a Hawkeye. She attended the University of Iowa her freshmen and sophomore years. During the summer of 2005 she completed a Marketing internship with Caesar’s Entertainment in Las Vegas. She was offered a permanent position at the famous Flamingo Hotel and Resort. Bethany is very proud of her history with the Flamingo, as it was the first official casino in Las Vegas. She became good friends with her fellow employees and loved hearing their seedy Vegas tales from days past. She considers these stories her biggest legacy and loves sharing them with anyone who will listen. Bethany then became a Blackjack Dealer at the Palms. That job added a plethora of stories to her repertoire. Bethany is excited to be working at Riverside now because it is near home and she considers gaming to be the most fun and energetic industry in existence.