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Cat Woods

Cat Wood

Chief Operating Energista
Start Date: 01/08/2000
Personal Highlights

When I am not working I love spending time with family & friends. Traveling & riding motorcycle are at the top of my favorite off work hobbies! I enjoy spending time at home with family and helping on family farm when possible. Children- Angela, son- in -law Mike, Granddaughter Ryanne 10, Heather, Senior at Tulane University, NOLA Hunter, Graduate School, ISU Abigail, Freshman ISU Can’t forget my 17 year old cat Savannah.

Izabella Whalen

Izabella Whalen

Assistant Chief Operating Energista
Start Date: 2/28/2022
Personal Highlights

When I’m not helping run our businesses, I’m dedicating time to family and friend. My husband Chris and I enjoy spending time with our daughter Julia and our fur baby Enzo. Some of our favorite things include traveling, checking out new restaurants, working out and binge-watching criminal shows!

Samantha Engle

Samantha Engle

Executive Energista
Start Date: 10/24/2022
Personal Highlights

When I am not working you can find me traveling with my Husband to a beach or the mountains. We love to take our dog Titan on walks and enjoying the outdoors.

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