Angela Millard – VIP Host Manager
Angela started working at Riverside Casino & Golf Resort® in the summer of 2013. Prior casino experience included working as a Casino Host for two years in Northwood, IA. Angela graduated from Grand View College in Des Moines, IA with a Bachelors degree in Business Administration and a concentration in Marketing. She loves being outdoors whether it is fishing, paddle boarding or snowmobiling. Indoor hobbies include watching movies with her dogs Charlie and Bella, reading and hanging out with her nieces and nephews. Angela and her husband Doug currently reside in North Liberty, IA.
Bobby Smith – Executive Host
Bobby Smith helped lay the ground work for what is today Riverside Casino & Golf Resort®. He has been the Executive Host at Riverside Casino for over 8 years. Before working in the Casino industry Bobby owned his own business in Dubuque, Iowa where he is originally from. He currently resides in Kalona, IA with his wife Janet. Together they have one son, Justin aka Buzz. In his free time you can find Bobby on the golf course or hanging out with friends and family. Having fun and being around great people is always a top priority. Bobby truly believes that he has the second best job in the State, second only to owning Riverside Casino.
Kari Kiene – 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.
Bobby Cavan – VIP Host
Bobby started working in a small card room in California back in 2007. He worked his way up to a floor supervisor and shift managers at two of the biggest Tribal Casino's in Northern California. Bobby is a former member of the United States Air Force. He enjoys traveling and playing golf. He has lived in Europe and Japan and has been to five of the six continents. Bobby is a current resident of Iowa City.
Alex Kruse – VIP Host
Alex has worked at Riverside Casino off and on since 2009. He spent two summers working at Blue Top Ridge Golf Course, six months working in the Resort Club and then six months as a Casino Host before he was promoted to the role of VIP Host in 2015. Alex is an Iowa native, originally from Clinton, IA but lived in San Diego for two years before coming back to Iowa in 2011. Alex's three biggest passions are sports, traveling and all genres of music. He is a Bulls, Hawkeyes, Bears and Cubs fan. His favorite cities to travel to are Rome, Sydney and Vegas. Alex currently resides in Riverside, IA.
Steve Schimmel – VIP Host
ASteve has spent the last 20 years in the hospitality industry from working as a bar manager, to being a sales rep for Budweiser and most recently a scheduler at a call center. His varied background and extensive customer service experience makes him the ideal addition to the VIP Host team. Steve lived in Phoenix, AZ for four years before moving back to the Midwest in 2005 to be closer to his family. In his free time, Steve enjoys outdoor activities including golfing, camping, traveling, reading and spending time with family and friends. Steve enjoys all things sports, everything from playing to just being a spectator. Originally from Moline, IL, his favorite teams to cheer for include the Chicago Bears, Illinois Fighting Illini and St. Louis Cardinals. Steve currently resides in Bettendorf, IA.