Johnny's Italian Steakhouse Altoona - Heart Of America Group


Shaun Goldsworth

Chief Operating Executive
Johnny’s Italian Steakhouse

Start Date: 8/26/2006
Personal Highlights

Shaun has been married for over 15 years to his wonderful wife Karen Goldsworth (those that know him…. know that he is known in Des Moines as the husband of Karen Goldsworth), they have three wonderful kids…. boy, girl, boy.

Decker, Charlie, Landry. They all enjoy boating at Lake Red Rock with their friends. Another part of the family is their giant chocolate labradoodle named Baxter. 

Kristen Goldsberry

Assistant Chief Operating Executive

Start Date: 11/20/2019

Personal Highlights

When I’m not working, I enjoy spending time with friends and family. I have 3 stepchildren and 1 grandson who I absolutely adore. I enjoy reading and, in the summer, I like to go biking and play golf as often as possible.

Mady Bryja

FOH Executive

Start Date: 9/10/2018
Personal Highlights

When I am not working, I love to spend time with family and friends. Whenever I am home, I spend my time with my two pets, a one-year-old Mini Australian Shepherd named, Bailey and a one-year-old cat named, Emmy, who are inseparable, I show pictures as often as I can. I love to ride bikes, especially for family fun rides. My favorite thing to do on a day off is to find new wineries or breweries, go to concerts, and take fun trips when I can. 

Alvaro Almaguer

Alvaro Almaguer


Start Date: ???
Personal Highlights

In my free time I mostly enjoy spending time with my wife and three kids, watching my kids play soccer on the weekends, doing projects around the house and taking the family out on the boat.

Daniel Frank

Culinary Maestro

Start Date: 3/10/1995

Hannah Smith

Sous Chef

Start Date: 11/1/2016

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.


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1501 River Drive
Moline, Illinois 61265
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Operations Support Center - Des Moines
515 E Locust Street, Suite 100
Des Moines, IA 50309