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Executive Casino Hosts

Even in the casino, nobody’s got more game than you. That’s why FireKeepers Casino Hotel offers an exclusive Casino Host program to fulfill all of your needs. No matter what your game is, we’ll make sure you have a superior experience on your next trip.

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    Lauren Ploehn



    I graduated from Michigan State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Hospitality Business Management. During my education, I developed a passion for Las Vegas and had a unique opportunity to study gaming abroad in Macau, China. After graduation, I began my career at FireKeepers Casino Hotel starting as a slot attendant and quickly moving my way up to Slot Supervisor. Through my determination to go above and beyond for each and every guest and my passion for the gaming industry I joined the Host Department in December of 2010.

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    Patrick Leahy

    Executive Casino Host


    For the past 10 years I have called Marshall, MI my home and have a passion for the area. I came to FireKeepers Casino Hotel as an opening day team member in the credit department. I graduated to Casino Host over seven months ago. I have years of experience in the transportation and food industry working with both national and international customers. I look forward to providing you with exceptional guest service during your next visit to FireKeepers Casino Hotel.

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    Marius Polizache

    Executive Casino Host


    It is exciting for me to be able to use the formal education that I received at the Minister of Tourism in Bucharest, Romania and Michigan State University in Hotel Development and Hospitality Administration. I’m also fluent in Romanian, Italian and French. It is my personal commitment for each guest to enjoy themselves during their stay and help make it memorable. I am honored to be a part of each guest’s experience at FireKeepers Casino Hotel.

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    Rhyan Begay

    Executive Casino Host


    It is my privilege to represent the Navajo Nation in the world of Indian Gaming and at Firekeepers Casino Hotel. I was introduced to this industry in 2009 while living in Arizona. Immediately, the atmosphere captivated me with its upbeat and lively gaming scene. With a chance to further my career, I moved to Michigan and opened the hotel as a Front Desk Supervisor. The driving force behind my spirit of hospitality comes from my heritage; I want you to feel welcomed and have a sense of belonging. As your Executive Casino Host, I will strive to provide you with exemplary guest service and deliver the grandest times possible.

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    Taylor Westlake

    Executive Casino Host


    I started my journey with FireKeepers Casino Hotel in 2014, working with the Food and Beverage department; shortly after, I began working with the Host department and in 2017 was promoted to an Executive Host. I am pursing my education through multiple outlets and studying Vietnamese. I hope that my determination to provide excellent guest service and my positive disposition help make your visit at FireKeepers Casino Hotel is a fantastic one.

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    DaNasia Smith-Nunnally

    Executive Casino Host


    It is a great honor and privilege to ensure that your visit here at FireKeepers Casino Hotel is a pleasant and memorable one. I studied Business Management at Kellogg Community College and began my career at FireKeepers Casino Hotel in 2012 as a Restaurant Cashier. I found my passion in guest services and player development after becoming a Casino Host in 2015. Through dedication and determination, I became an Executive Casino Host in 2017. It is my pleasure to assist you with an experience each time you visit FireKeepers Casino Hotel that you will not forget.

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    Judd VanMelle

    Executive Casino Host


    I joined the FireKeepers Casino Hotel team in 2013 after receiving my Bachelor’s degree in Communications Broadcasting from Grand Valley State University. Starting my career as a bartender, I moved up through the casino holding many different titles including, Casino Host, Food and Beverage Supervisor, and Aurora Lounge VIP Supervisor. I have always had a passion for working with people, along with creating interpersonal relationships with all of the guests that visit the casino. I am very honored and privileged to continue my journey at FireKeepers Casino Hotel as an Executive Casino Host, by providing our guests with the highest level of guest service that they have come to expect.

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    Michael Diana

    Executive Casino Host


    I started my career here at FireKeepers Casino Hotel in Food and Beverage in 2011. I have over ten years of F&B experience, which is why I was chosen in 2014 to be the Maitre,’D of Nibi. Here is where I obtained a love for the rich history of wine and wine making. I enrolled in “The Court of Master Sommeliers” in 2016, and received my Level One Certification. In 2017, I was promoted to Executive Casino Host, because of my passion for hospitality and guest service. I will ensure you the utmost satisfaction and happiness during your stay at our fine establishment here at FireKeepers Casino Hotel, the casino of choice in the Midwest.