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.

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!

Rick Stambaugh

Rick Stambaugh

Executive Chef
Fifth Avenue Syndicate
Start Date: 8/1/2023
Personal Highlights:

When I am not at work I enjoy spending as much time with my family as possible. My hobbies include fishing and woodworking. I have a passion for coming up with new recipes and making them for my family. I enjoy cooking for the holidays for the family. For the Christmas holidays I enjoy making chocolate and fudge.

Amanda Spengler

Amanda Spengler

Front-of-House Executive
Fifth Avenue Syndicate
Start Date: 4/1/2024
Personal Highlights

My greatest achievement to date is my amazing daughter. When I’m not at work I like to spend my time with family and friends. I enjoy photography and do it on the side as a hobby. I’m big into documentaries and love learning something new any chance I get. I enjoy the simple things in life and I’m excited to see where my path will go with Heart of America.

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.

Joe Burns

Joe Burns

Maintenance Executive QC Restaurants
Start Date: 10/2/2023
Personal Highlights

I spend my free time with my two daughters and my two cats. I’m an avid baker and woodworker. I’m a jogger and in the next year I’m hoping to add weights to my routine.

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