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 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.
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!
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.
Steve Holt – VIP Host
Steve grew up in Sigourney, Iowa and graduated from the University of Iowa. He left Iowa after graduation and worked in Federal Law enforcement in New Orleans, Chicago and Kansas City. He retired after 26 years in law enforcement and went to work for an insurance company doing investigations before retiring from that position. After 33 years he is now back home working for Riverside Casino and Golf Resort. He is married with two grown children and two grandsons. In his spare time Steve enjoys following the Hawks, playing golf, riding his bicycle, and traveling with family and friends.