Holiday Inn & Suites East Peoria - Heart Of America Group

East Peoria

Kyle Seckler

Kyle Seckler

Chief Operating Executive
Start Date: 12/19/2011
Personal Highlights

My wife and I were blessed to have a beautiful baby girl 2.5 months ago. She is keeping us pretty busy right now, as you can imagine.

William Nichol

William Nichol

Assistant Chief Operating Executive
Start Date: 10/18/2021
Personal Highlights

When I am not at work, I am spending time my 3 children ages 9, 5, and 3. We enjoy traveling and showing them the sites of the country. We love traversing the country visiting museums, zoos, and aquariums. During my down time I enjoy painting and wood crafts as hobbies.

Julie Shoopman

REGIONAL DIRECTOR OF SALES
Start Date: 2/28/2013
Personal Highlights

Married. Son-Joel 17 years old. Hobbies–shopping with my sisters and mom, working out, reading

Chris Edwards

Chris Edwards

Managing Director
Johnny’s Italian Steakhouse
Start Date: 7/1/2023
Personal Highlights

I have 3 children ranging from my son who is 23, and my 2 daughters who are 11 and 5. My free time is spent with them doing cool stuff like fishing, swimming, ball games, movies, and theme parks. I like to play golf and be outside as much as possible in the spring, summer, and fall. The largest fish I ever caught was a 36 lbs. Flathead and that beast came out of the Ohio river and was chasing a Chicken Nugget from Mc D’s. True story. It’s great to be back at HOA JIS-EP.

Kyle Hossler

Kyle Hossler

CULINARY MASETRO
Johnny’s Italian Steakhouse
Start Date: 7/1/2017
Personal Highlights

My girlfriend Danielle and I love to spend time in our newly purchased home, hanging out with friends and playing with our cat. I also enjoy listening to and playing music whenever I get the chance, and I will of course always appreciate a good movie or a good video game time and again. After battling heart problems and having successful Aortic Heart Valve Replacement surgery recently, it is extremely rewarding to have a great family and to have a role on our Executive Team.

Taylor Crandall

Catering Sales Executive
Start Date: 8/14/2019
Personal Highlights

I love spending time with my friends and family. I currently spend most of my free time planning my upcoming wedding in February 2020. I have a fur baby named Tillie who keeps me very busy as well!

Jake King

Jacob King

Culinary Conductor
Johnny’s Italian Steakhouse
Start Date: 8/16/2021
Personal Highlights

When I’m not at work I like spending my free time with family and friends. I spend as much time as I can with my fiancé Courtney and our puppy Bandit. I enjoy reading and playing both video and board games as well as listening to music and podcasts. I try to go see live shows when possible.

Carolyn Osment

Carolyn Osment

Executive Housekeeper
Start Date: 2/12/2024
Personal Highlights

When I am off I am talking to my family back in NC a lot! Especially my grans! I am very family oriented. My favorite place is the beach or the lake. I love being outside and getting some sun!

Kai Bishop

Kai Bishop

Maintenance Executive
Start Date: 3/20/2017
Personal Highlights

When I am not at work I enjoy spending time at church and with my family. I play guitar and I like to woodwork. I also enjoy fishing. I go to various music concerts with my sons. I like to go to my sons’ sports and extracurricular activities.

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