The Rewind Hotel - Heart Of America Group

West Des Moines

Tony Shepard

Chief Operating Executive
Johnny’s Italian Steakhouse

Start Date: 5/18/2015

Max Zikra

Assistant Chief Executive

Start Date: 12/2/2019?
Personal Highlights

In my spare time I like to volunteer and work with several charitable organizations and be a good community citizen. I enjoy playing golf with friends. I also enjoy being a Flight Instructor and teach flying. My biggest happiness comes from spending time with my two sons who graduated from Iowa State, and work in Chicago as Engineers.

Kevin Berger

Assistant Chief Operating Executive

Start Date: 9/21/2015
Personal Highlights

Kevin and his wife Janel have three daughters, Jordan, an ELL teacher in Des Moines, MacKenzie, a chef at Hyperion Field Club and Hannah, a Sophomore at Grand Canyon University, studying Psychology and Counseling. They live in Urbandale with Harley; their Beagle Coonhound mix that the girls rescued from the ARL and gave to Kevin for Father’s Day last year.

Tyler Saxton


Start Date: 8/10/2016
Personal Highlights

When I was 18 I joined the restaurant and hospitality field as an inside employee of a local franchise Domino’s Pizza. I spent the next seven years working my way to General Manager. I then joined Kevin Berger’s team at Famous Dave’s and spent seven years working my way to Assistant Manager under him. Kevin has left a great impression on me. 

Brittney Campbell

Managing Director

Start Date: 3/4/20204

When I am not at work I like to surround myself with my family and friends. In the warmer months you will find me at the farmers market, or on a golf course, or at a lake. I also enjoy a nice patio bar every once in a while. In the fall it’s all football! GO HAWKS! In the winter I stay in and do a lot of cooking and meal prepping for friends and family.

Cheryl Math

Sales Executive

Start Date: 8/1/1994

Allie Cather

Sales Executive

Vincent Sargese

Back Of House Executive
Johnny’s Italian Steakhouse

Start Date: 3/24/2007
David Sigmund

David Sigmund

Back Of House Executive

Start Date: ???
Personal Highlights

During the very rare moments I’m not working I’m spending time with friends and family and building a life with my soon to be wife Aubrey, I’m so glad I found a great company to work for and that gave me a chance to show what I have to offer. I promise to not let HOA down, and promise to cook some damn good food!

Magali Huerta

Executive Housekeeper

Start Date: 7/24/2004

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.


Operations Support Center - Moline
1501 River Drive
Moline, Illinois 61265
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Operations Support Center - Des Moines
515 E Locust Street, Suite 100
Des Moines, IA 50309