Fairfield Inn Davenport - Heart Of America Group


Jessica Licko-Avants

Chief Operataing Executive

Start Date: 1/4/2019
Personal Highlights

When I am not at work, I am busy being a wife and mom. My daughter is in her first year of Vet School at Iowa State and my son is in first grade. As a family we love to attend local events, hold very competitive board game nights and travel: Colorado and anything Disney tops out list of favorite places. My husband and I are very involved in our church and we take Italian beef and chili making very serious!

Crystal Gaskins

Assistant Chief Operating Executive

Start Date: 7/16/2020
Personal Highlights

When I’m not at work my hobbies including biking and enjoying my 3 exotic cats and one puppy dog. My husband of almost 20 years Shawn, and 2 children, Nicole and Christian are the joy of my life. Hobby Lobby is my favorite place and my favorite TV show is Downton Abbey because a life in service is a fulfilling one!

Sandra Clemons

Executive Housekeeper

Start Date: ???
Personal Highlights

In my free time, I like to cook for my family and entertain guests. I love long walks, and traveling. I have been married for 17 years and counting with two beautiful and thriving children.

About Heart Of America

Starting with one, 100-seat restaurant in 1978, Heart of America Group has grown to include a portfolio of award-winning owned and operated restaurants, hotels and commercial developments. Noteworthy brands developed and operated by Heart of America Group include the Machine Shed Restaurant, Johnny’s Italian Steakhouse, The Republic on Grand, Hotel Renovo, Wildwood Lodge, Thunder Bay Grille, and The J Bar. We pride ourselves in building long-lasting properties that bring value to the consumer and to the communities in which we build.


Operations Support Center - Moline
1501 River Drive
Moline, Illinois 61265
P: 309.797.9300
F: 309.797.8700

Operations Support Center - Des Moines
515 E Locust Street, Suite 100
Des Moines, IA 50309