Thunder Bay Grille Davenport - Heart Of America Group


Tyler O’Brien

Chief Operating Executive

Start Date: 12/13/2016
Personal Highlights

When I am not at work, I enjoy my time boating on the Mississippi or in the Lake of the Ozarks. I am a huge Iowa Hawkeyes fan and enjoy trips to Kinnick Stadium and Carver Hawkeye Arena. 

Mark Thompson

Executive Chef

Start Date: 6/10/2019
Personal Highlights

When I am not at work, I am spending time with my family. My favorite thing to do during the summer is play golf with my Dad and three older brothers. We all have busy schedules but love it when we can find time to get together for family cookouts.

Mona Baker

Front Of House Executive

Start Date: 9/11/2017
Personal Highlights

On my time off I enjoy spending time with my children and grandchildren. I also dog sit for friends and rescue animals whenever I can. Keeping them until I can find them the perfect home.

Jose Cruz

Back Of House Executive

Start Date: 6/1/2018

Personal Highlights

When I’m not working I spend most of my time with my family. I have a 12 year old 10 and 1 year old. We love the outdoors and amusement parks.

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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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