The Rewind Hotel - Heart Of America Group

West Des Moines

Tony Shepard

Tony Shepard

Chief Operating Executive
Start Date: 6/1/1985
Personal Highlights

I enjoy spending time with family and friends. My wife Nancy and I have three daughters, all of which either graduated from, are attending, or is going to attend Iowa State University. Needless to say, we are Cyclone fans. We like to watch Men’s & Women’s Basketball & Football. Go Cyclones!!

Alona Basaraba

Alona Basaraba

Assistant Chief Operating Executive
Start Date: 8/1/20225
Personal Highlights

Outside of work my life is dedicated to family and friends. I immensely enjoy travel, live music events and anything and everything outdoors, like swimming to hiking, paddle boarding so on. Again, thank you for all the warm welcome and look forward to working with many of you indefinitely.

Cheryl Math

Cheryl Math

Sales Executive
Start Date: 8/1/1994
Personal Highlights

I graduated from Iowa State University with a bachelor of science in Hotel/Restaurant Management. In my spare time I enjoy cooking and hiking. I have two daughters and enjoy spending time with family. My favorite vacation destination is Estes Park, Colorado.

Casey Burt

Casey Burt

Sales Executive
Start Date: 9/28/21
Personal Highlights

In my free time I enjoy spending time with my husband and our dog, Birkley. I also enjoy droning, entertaining on our patio, traveling, and house projects.

Sequndo Mosquera

Sequndo Mosquera

Maintenance Executive
Start Date: 3/18/19
Magali Huerta

Magali Huerta

Executive Housekeeper
Start Date: 7/24/2004
Personal Highlights

I enjoy spending time with my husband and our two girls. I like to go shopping (I’m a shoe addict), I enjoy dancing, I love taking care of my plants and enjoy gardening. We have a dog named Kuma, he is the baby of the house. We like to go on walks when it is nice out.

Justin Taylor

Justin Taylor

Front Desk Executive
Start Date: 7/1/2021
Personal Highlights

When I am not at work, I enjoy spending time with friends and family. I also enjoy traveling whenever possible and my favorite destination are the beaches of Miami, Florida. I am also the pet parent of a nine-month old Corgi named Albi, who I love to death and keeps me busy.

Kori Patton

Kori Patton

Assistant Director
Johnny’s Italian Steakhouse
Start Date: 11/22/2021
Personal Highlights

In my down time, my family is my life. My husband and our very busy two year old daughter are the center of every day. Every one important to me, grandmother, parents, siblings, nieces, aunts, uncles and cousins, are mostly in the Des Moines area. We have good friends and love to entertain in our home. My favorite pastimes are shopping with my mother, travel, concerts & a good martini. Life is good & this new opportunity is truly where I want to be.

Troy Deaton

Troy Deaton

Culinary maestro
Johnny’s Italian Steakhouse
Start Date: 7/20/2022
Personal Highlights

I have been featured in DSM Magazine twice now for my work with Orchestrate and I plan to continue to improve in HOA. I am extremely excited to take what I have learned and see how or if I can apply it in the HOA system. I also am very excited to continue to learn and grow through the Chefs that have been making HOA what it has become.

Alex Vega

Alex Vega

Culinary Conductor
Johnny’s Italian Steakhouse
Start Date: 7/16/2021
Personal Highlights

When I am not in the kitchen, I enjoy spending time with my family. My wife, my daughter, and I enjoy spending hot summer days at the local splash pads and parks around the city. We are also avid Rock Hounds and enjoy hunting for Gems, minerals, and fossils throughout the Midwest. Lastly my family and I are big Pokémon fans and collectors, forever on a mission to the very best like no one ever was. Whether it be collecting virtual Pokémon in Pokémon Go or collecting and adding to our collection with trading cards both old and new, toys, or just general merchandise. We love everything Pokémon.

Alona Basaraba

Alona Basaraba

Front Desk Executive
Start Date: 2/10/22
Personal Highlights

Outside of work my life is dedicated to family and friends. I immensely enjoy travel, live music events and anything and everything outdoors, like swimming to hiking, paddle boarding so on. Again, thank you for all the warm welcome and look forward to working with many of you indefinitely.

Julie Stepp

Julie Stepp

Front Desk Executive
Start Date: 7/26/2022
Personal Highlights

outside of work I’m a Mother of 2 amazing girls and 3 as equally amazing grandchildren. I’m a hippie at heart, I love nature, hiking and chilling in my hammock. Get me to a music festival or concert though and I’m ready to go!

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