Machine Shed Rockford - Heart Of America Group


Guy DeSerio

Chief Operating Executive

Start Date: 4/1/1997

Taylor Cornette

Front Of House Executive

Start Date: 9/21/2008
Personal Highlights

I have two children a 5-year-old daughter and a 3-year-old son, they definitely keep me moving at home. We are outdoors any chance we get from playing in the back yard to outdoor adventures such as fishing and hiking. We have just started to take my husband’s car out to car shows. Whenever possible I love attending live music festivals.

Tim Siewak

Front Of House Executive

Start Date: 11/23/2020
Personal Highlights

When I am not at work you can find me outdoors. Hiking through the woods with my dog, kayaking with friends down the river, horseback riding, bike riding, and attending Orangetheory Classes. While I love being active, I also love just hanging out with family and friends, cooking, reading, and watching movies.

Jeffrey Markwordt

Back Of House Executive

Start Date: 6/21/2018
Personal Highlights

When I am not with my “work family”, I enjoy being a father to my three teenage boys sons. Whether we are exploring the outdoors, hanging out at our bonfire, swimming, or playing video games, we have good time being together.

Jason Wroblewski

Jason Wroblewski

Back Of House Executive

Personal Highlights

When I am not at work, I am usually punched in at the kitchen in my house. I do the majority ( all ) of the cooking at home. I like to spend most of my time with my wife. I like the Grateful Dead, and love concerts. .

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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