Brian Goodman – Player Development Manager
Brian has been with Riverside Casino and Golf Resort since opening day, August 2006. Brian originally started in the Poker room as a supervisor and has worked his way up to Poker Manager, Table Games Shift Manager and is now the Assistant Table Games Director. Brian has taken on the duties of Player Development and oversees our VIP Hosts and the VIP department. Brian is the one to go to if you want to throw out a challenge, guaranteed that he will take you up on it…and do his best at solving your problems or getting you an answer.
In his off time, Brian loves to spend time with his two awesome kids. The oldest is a girl, and the younger one a boy, they both keep him busy. Brian enjoys fishing, coaching, arts and crafts, home improvement, PICKLEBALL and can even run a sewing machine. Even though he says he is retired from the craft, he can bake and decorate some amazing cakes. Brian and his interests are never ending, he likes to learn new hobbies, and work with new people.
Kari Ford – Player Development Supervisor
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 Hagens – 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.
Yeny Kopf – VIP Host
I grew up in Indonesia with a population of over 200 million people and after graduating Sanata Dharma University in 2002 I began working in Jakarta, the Capital city. I worked in the fruit import industry for several years, as a second grade teacher, and as a marketing representative during my years in Indonesia. In 2014 I moved to the United States to marry my husband and began working at Riverside Casino as a Cook in the dessert station at Roberts Buffet which I took great pride in. In my free time I like spending time with my husband, family, and friends. I especially enjoy the time I get to spend with my two beautiful dogs, Emma & Charlie.
Schuyler Hoflen – VIP Host
Schuyler grew up the oldest boy out of ten brothers and sisters. He’s lived in several cities while growing up but calls Elk Horn, IA his home. As a lifelong Nebraska Cornhusker fan, he has learned to coexist with the Hawkeyes who also reside in Iowa City. He has been with Riverside Casino and Golf Resort® for over six years and before transferring to VIP, Schuyler was a Hotel Supervisor. When Schuyler isn’t at Riverside Casino, he’s likely fishing no matter the season. He also enjoys hunting, basketball, and other competitive activities.
Jerry Renek – VIP Host
Jerry is from Southern California. While working on his Psychology degree he played drums for a while in Orange County's 114th greatest band of all time. He eventually landed at the Iowa Writers' Workshop, and that experience led to work at several Hollywood production companies. And that experience led to a head writer gig, and Los Angeles Emmy nomination (didn't win!), for a cable TV variety show. Jerry happily returned to Iowa in 2013 when his wife began her doctoral studies at UI. He has worked at Riverside Casino since 2015. He enjoys running, reading, dog walking, golfing, and riding his bicycle.