Hilton Garden Inn Olathe - Heart Of America Group

Olathe

Kris Milligan

Kris Milligan

Vice President Of Operations
Start Date: 7/16/2022
Personal Highlights

I enjoy time at the lake with my beautiful wife and two amazing children. I am passionate about cooking and trying new foods.

Mandy Mook

Chief Operating Executive
Start Date: 5/7/2012
Personal Highlights

I have been married to my husband Kevin for about 10 years and have a 9-year-old daughter named Sophia. We also love our two fur babies, a German Shepherd named Ella, and a Pitt/Terrier mix named Pepper. We spend our extra time living in the world of competitive dance, and being connoisseurs of music, theater, and the outdoors. We also are game and pop culture fanatics. 

Sally Milligan

Sally Milligan

Olathe Market Executive
Start Date: 7/16/2022
Personal Highlights

At heart I’m an Iowa farm girl. I believe in faith, family and working my @ss off from dusk until dawn. My Dad always taught me that you get out of life what you put into it. I live life to the fullest and don’t take anything for granted. Very grateful for a supportive husband of 20 years and blessed with two incredible kids. I love watching them play sports and excel in school.

Tim Sanchez

Tim Sanchez

Assistant Chief Operating Executive
Start Date: 2/27/2015
Personal Highlights

Outside of work, I love spending time with my wife and our 3 dogs and 2 cats. My hobbies include drawing, wood carving, and enjoying live music as often as possible.

Katie Tiegreen

Katie Tiegreen

Director of Catering Sales
Start Date: 1/24/2023
Personal Highlights

When I am not at work, I love spending time with my two sons, Malachi (15) and Judaeah (11). They both participate in several sports including basketball, football, soccer and boxing which keep us busy! I also attend online classes through the University of Kansas. I have been Jayhawk fan my entire life so it is great to call myself one…officially!

Paige Orschein

Paige Orschein

Sales Executive
Start Date: 9/1/2023
Personal Highlights

When I am not working, I enjoy spending time with friends and family, especially with my nieces and nephew. I enjoy art, music, movies, great food and traveling!

Meghan Thille

Meghan Thille

Managing Director
Johnny’s Italian Steakhouse
Start Date: 7/15/2021
Personal Highlights

I am a Big Sister with the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Kansas City. I love riding my bike at Shawnee Mission Park and you can often find me at the pool.

Bruce Mason

Bruce Mason

Assistant Director
Johnny’s Italian Steakhouse
Start Date: 5/20/2014
Personal Highlights

When I’m not working, I enjoy playing the guitar, traveling and trying new restaurants and micro beers.

Luis Ortega

Culinary Maestro
Johnny’s Italian Steakhouse
Start Date: 11/16/2018
Personal Highlights

On my days off I enjoy fishing, watching Baseball with my sons or grilling out with my wife and children. I also enjoy motorcycles and mechanics.

Frankie Hernandez

Frankie Hernandez

Conductor
Johnny’s Italian Steakhouse
Start Date: 11/20/2015
Personal Highlights

I like to spend time with my wife and kids and I love sports! I like the Denver Broncos and I have 2 daughters.

Cesar Sanchez

Cesar Sanchez

Conductor
Johnny’s Italian Steakhouse
Start Date: 3/1/2024
Personal Highlights

When I’m not working I love spending time with family, discovering new restaurants, locations and meet parts of the city that will normally go unnoticed, along with my love for food comes a love for photography something that until this day I do as a way to see the world with different eyes trying to highlight the great things every place I visit has to offer.

Antonio Damian

Antonio Damian Juarez

Executive Housekeeper
Start Date: 8/1/2021
Personal Highlights

When I am not at work, I am spending time with my wife. I like to cook for my friends and family when they visit. I have turtle that I enjoy taking care of. I also like going to concerts and spending time in downtown Kansas City.

Kevin Payton

Kevin Payton

Maintenance Executive
Start Date: 3/1/2023
Personal Highlights

When I am not at work, I am spending time with my amazing wife and daughter. I’m a huge hipster with a passion for challenging hikes in Colorado, nature, and visiting beaches across America. In my spare time I enjoy cooking, music performance, trail biking, video games and sports.

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.

Locations

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