The Axis Moline - Heart Of America Group

Moline

Nick Holke

Nick Holke

Chief Operating Executive
Start Date: 8/10/2022
Personal Highlights

I have been Blessed with two wonderful women in my life. My late wife Debbie and wife Jacque. We have
raised 5 children, Katie, Lauren, Sara, Nate and Hunter. I was recently blessed with a grandchild Emrys. I
spend my free time watching my son’s soccer games (St. Ambrose) and spending time with my large
family.

Tammy Kranz

Tammy Kranz

Assistant Chief Operating Executive
The Axis
Start Date: 9/12/2022
Personal Highlights

When I’m not at work I am spending time with my family and watching, playing, or performing music. My husband is an audio engineer and musician so it’s not hard to find local music to take in. I also love to read and to garden.

Calvin Glazek

Calvin Glazek

Managing Director
Fifth Avenue Syndicate
Start Date: 6/18/2021
Personal Highlights

When I am not at work I am spending time with family and friends. Born and raised on the Mississippi River so most of my time I love to spend time out on a boat or around a campfire with good company and plenty of s’mores.

Alysia Gehn

Sales Executive
Start Date: 8/26/2019
Peronsal Highlights

When I am not at work, I am spending time with good friends and my studly chihuahua, Marty. He joins me on road trips down to Nashville, Carolinas, as well as visiting my parents in southern Florida. I enjoy Cubs games as well!

Kevin Heston

Kevin Heston

Executive Chef
Start Date: 7/18/2022
Personal Highlights

In my spare time, I spend time with my two daughters, wife, and close family members.

Mike Wurzer

Mike Wurzer

Back-Of-House Executive
Fifth Avenue Syndicate
Start Date: 5/24/2021
Personal Highlights

When I’m not in the kitchen, I’m with my family. They drive me. I’ve made music and films as side projects, but Food is my passion. Nobody is perfect but we all grow into perfection eventually. I aim to keep learning and teach the ways I’ve been taught over the last 17 years.

Latasha White

Latasha White

Executive Housekeeper
Start Date: 9/26/2014
Personal Highlights

I love hanging out with my family. I enjoy spending time with my 2 grandsons.

Ashley Willey

Ashley Willey

Front-Of-House Executive
Start Date: ???
Personal Highlights

When I am not a work I am hanging out with my husband and our 3 (almost 4) year old little boy. We spend a lot of time outside at parks whenever we get a free weekend we head to my parent’s farm in Martensdale, Iowa to relax.

Benito Torres

Benito Torres

Maintenance Executive
Start Date: 8/1/2020
Personal Highlights

When I am not at work I like to spend time with family and friends. I love to cook and work out, and also I enjoy traveling going to different places and trying new things and having new experiences getting to know people and different cultures. I have four children my son he is a junior at U.T.H.S. and my daughter she just stared her freshman year at the same school as my son. I also have a set of twin boys in 4th grade that make my life interesting. All four keep me very busy.

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