Suzanne is originally from Youngstown, Ohio and moved to San Diego in 2016. Her career in the Gaming Industry began in 2014 where she held roles in Player Services and Cage. She has prior experience as a makeup artist for a spa and salon as well as retail management and sales. Outside of work, Suzanne loves to travel, read and spoil her two fur babies.
Ivonne’s personality makes her a natural for meeting new people, assisting them, and making lasting connections. Her casino career began as a player’s club Host and from there, went on to become an Executive Host. She is bilingual, fluently speaking and writing in both English and Spanish. But Ivonne isn’t stopping there. She is planning to continue her education and learn more languages. In her free time, you can find her snowboarding in the winter and spending summers at the beach.
Born and raised in Italy, Carmela speaks Italian and Spanish, and has been with Viejas since 2011. After dazzling our guests with her vibrant personality as a myViejas Ambassador and VIP Concierge, Carmela joined the Host team in 2016. In her spare time, she’s also an Esthetician and loves going to amusement parks with her family!
Born in Texas, Katy was raised in San Diego and became a member of the Viejas family as a Greeter back in 2006. From there, she became a VIP Concierge and then transitioned quickly into a Casino Host. She also works part time as a Teacher’s Aide when she’s not providing first-class VIP treatment for our guests at Viejas. Katy loves the outdoors and spends her free time with family and friends running, hiking, riding her dirt bike, and occasionally taking a break from the action for a romantic comedy!
The daughter of an Air Force Airman, Rae moved to San Diego from Texas as a young girl, and has lived here nearly her entire life. She attended San Diego State University and received a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism before meeting her husband and starting a family of three children! After working in sales for a printing company, Rae found her passion for serving our guests as a Casino Host and has been with Viejas since 2008. When she’s not at Viejas, she loves spending her free time with family, swimming, quilting, and traveling.
Laikyn was born and raised in San Diego and has been in the gaming Industry since 2011. She began her career as a Club Host for the past 7 years prior to joining Viejas Casino & Resort as a VIP Host. She earned a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and is looking to achieve her Masters soon. During her free time, Laikyn enjoys all outdoor activities, especially hiking, fishing and snowboarding. She also loves traveling and spending time with family and friends.
Mayra’s contagious smile and outgoing personality will make you feel like family. Mayra began her career with Viejas in 2015, starting in The Grove Steakhouse and then transitioning to the role of VIP concierge before she entered into her current position as a casino host, which is the perfect fit for her unwavering passion to serve Viejas Guests. She enjoys spending her free time with her family, especially her adorable four-year-old daughter. Mayra is bilingual, fluent in English and Spanish, and she loves to meet new people, so if you see her on the casino floor, please don’t hesitate to say hi.
Waleed began his career at Viejas in 1999. Starting in the Food and Beverage department, he has moved his way up through slots and then dedicated 17 years in table games as a Blackjack Dealer and Supervisor. He joined the Player Development Department in early 2018. Waleed is a dedicated family man who enjoys spending time with his wife and 3 kids. He also somehow finds time to go to the gym and keep up on the latest tech devices.
Luz is another one of our longest-tenured team members, having started with Viejas back in 1995. Originally from Mexico, Luz is fluent in Spanish and enjoys making Viejas feel like home for our Spanish-speaking guests. She has four kids of her own and one grandchild. Every day at Viejas is an adventure for her and she loves meeting new faces and making new friends!
A San Diego native and former Computer Science Major, Michael joined Viejas Casino & Resort as a Valet Driver in 2013 and later transitioned to the Hotel Team as an Assistant Manager. His love for Guest Service comes through in every interaction, so it was a natural transition for him to become a Host where he can meet new people and assist the Guests he’s grown so fond of. He has recently rediscovered his fondness for travel and hopes to visit several countries in the near future! Michael has also been developing his Spanish language skills and is always looking for an opportunity to practice. If you happen to see Michael out on the casino floor please don’t hesitate to say hello or hola, as he is always eager to assist!
Executive Casino Host
Risa has been with Viejas since the early days, starting in 1998 as a Table Games Pit Clerk. She quickly found her passion for working with guests, joining our guest relations team as a Hospitality Representative and then Hospitality Supervisor. From there, she joined the Host team and found her dream job! Since 2001, Risa has been a friendly face greeting our VIPs, and says that the best part of her day is the time she gets to spend on the casino floor with our guests.
Nate is a born and raised San Diegan, one of five siblings! He’s a West Hills High School alumnus and recently graduated from San Diego State University with a degree in Health Communications. He came to Viejas after working in a variety of hospitality positions from busser to bartender. As a myViejas Ambassador, VIP Concierge, and now Casino Host, Nate has quickly learned how fast-paced the casino world can be, and likes to unwind in his free time by spending time outdoors hiking, fishing, sailing, and backpacking.
Our use of cutting-edge UVC Technology provides a “hospital clean” environment for our Guests and Team Members.
UVC Technology is the most efficient and advanced medical-grade cleaning methodology available.
More effective than a topical spray which may only provide a liquid barrier, UVC treatment actually kills viruses and eradicates pathogenic microorganisms.
UVC disinfectant tech is 100% safe. Treated surfaces are immediately ready for normal use
Viejas is deploying this UVC Technology daily, throughout the property, to thoroughly disinfect the air, surface areas, and objects—including shuttle busses, tables, slots, chips, cards, and much more.
So once again, welcome back to Viejas Casino & Resort. Let’s play!