Johnny's Italian Steakhouse Middleton - Heart Of America Group


Mindy Bowman

Chief Operating Executive

Start Date: 7/7/2018
Personal Highlights

In my spare time away from work, I enjoy spending time with my family and friends. Our 2 dogs keep our lives busy and our hearts full. I am a lover of music and try to see as much live music as possible. I’m a Minnesota Vikings FANatic and follow Oklahoma Sooners sports throughout the rest of the year.

Jeff Schumacher

Front Of House Executive

Start Date: 7/6/2017
Personal Highlights

I enjoy song-writing, photography, creating short films with my friends, cooking, and traveling internationally whenever possible. I also like to practice my Spanish, running around the neighborhood for exercise, and spending lazy days with my friends.

Rebecca Reihn


Start Date: 2/13/2016
Personal Highlights

When I am not at work, I enjoy spending time with my friends and my family, as well as watching movies from my extensive movie library. I also enjoy being outside; whether it’s camping, camp fires, hunting, or hiking. Additionally, for the past few years, I have enjoyed mentoring high school students for a cooking competition that takes place each March and I truly enjoy this role.

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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