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Employee since 2013
Why did you choose Tampa Bay Downs?
My dad has been coming here 20 years to play the horses, and he would always take me on Sunday after church. It looked like such a fun place to work, and after being a nightclub manager, I was looking for a daytime job. A family friend introduced me to Patrick Murphy (Director of Poker), and he recommended hiring me. I am honored and grateful they created a position just for me, and I love it here!
What surprised you about Tampa Bay Downs?
The camaraderie and the connection you have with everybody are wonderful. I've never worked anywhere else where the employees are so close and get along so well. They are like my second family.
Tell us a funny Tampa Bay Downs story.
I love Halloween, and I will use any excuse to dress up. The Silks Poker Room has a three-day Halloween tournament every year and some of the Silks' staff dresses up for it, so I jumped at the chance last year to wear a costume to work three days in a row. I dressed as a cougar one day, the Queen of Hearts the next and a sexy pirate. Our General Manager, Mr. Berube, is a pretty reserved man and not accustomed to employees wearing costumes - especially since The Silks staff mainly stayed in the poker room on the third floor. So when he saw me wearing a cougar costume in the middle of Legends Bar on the second floor taking pictures with a line of customers, all he could do was stop in his tracks and laugh.
What do you enjoy outside of work?
I like concerts, spending Sundays at the pool and going out on my friend's boat. I also enjoy Fantasy Football. People underestimate the girl, but I do my homework and won my league last year!
What is your personal motto?
Treat people like you like to be treated, and don't take anything too seriously. It's OK to laugh and enjoy yourself. I've found that when I walk into a room and smile, it relaxes everybody.