I was born and raised in the Midwest. Upon graduating from high school, I worked as a pharmacy technician until I graduated. In 2003, I went to my mom and dad's favorite casino, Harrah’s Casino and Hotel, and put in an application while they were having fun. At the time, I put in for Customer Service Representative and was hired. After 18 months as a CSR, I decided to put in a transfer to be a Table Games Dealer. I had been dealing for a year when my good friend at the time talked me into joining the National Guard for education and doing something productive and to support our country. I moved to Mississippi in 2012 after being hired as a dealer at the Grand. My passion for learning about marketing has always intrigued me. When the position in marketing became available, I knew I had to take advantage of the opportunity. Whenever you're in the area, please feel free to stop by and be sure to ask for me!
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About the Executive Host Team
At Harrah's Gulf Coast Casino Hotel, we take pride in giving excellent service to our best customers. Our host team knows all the ins and outs of our experience, allowing you the best access to the greatest gaming experience, finest dining, and premium entertainment. They're your inside hookup to ultimate indulgence.
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I was born and raised in Detroit, Michigan. I worked in the food & beverage and hospitality industry for many years, both during college and after. However, I also worked as an Archaeologist traveling to other countries and states. Almost a decade ago I found myself in Savannah, Georgia working on a large scale project, where I met and married a man from Mississippi. We settled here and had two beautiful children. I'm proud to call the Gulf Coast my home and happy to be raising my boys in such an eclectic coastal town. Beginning a career two years ago in the casino industry was a big change for me but a welcome one. Every day I meet new and interesting people from all over the country and I strive to make their visits to our property memorable. People have been my business for nearly 18 years now and I treasure the relationships I've formed. When I'm not at work I teach yoga, run, and utilize our beautiful coastline for fun outdoor activities. I can't wait to meet you!
After 14 years of working in the financial career field, I needed a new career change and I figured working at Harrah's Gulf Coast would be exactly what I was looking for. I started as a part-time cage cashier working the graveyard shift but I needed full time work so I took advantage of an opening in the Special Events Department as a Marketing Associate. After being in that position for two years, I noticed that being a Casino Host was the perfect position for my bubbly personality. After applying for an entry level position in the Casino Marketing Department and being guided in the right direction by some very influential people, I am now what you see me as today, a Casino Host.
I was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, but I was raised in Waveland, Mississippi. I graduated from Bay High in Bay Saint Louis in 1988. I have 4 nephews, 2 great nephews and a spoiled Shi Tzu named Bubblez. I started out as a front desk clerk at the Harrah's Gulf Coast in 1998. In 1999 I moved to VIP Services until I became a host in 2011. I love to interact and form relationships with the guests. I feel that becoming a Hospitality Host was one of the best things that has happened to me in my career. When I am not at work I enjoy spending time with my family.
I was born in Massachusetts and moved to Ocean Springs, Mississippi 40 years ago. After graduating from Ocean Springs High School I attended MS Gulf Coast Junior College for 2 years. I was in the banking business for 10 years before beginning my career in the gaming industry at Harrah's Gulf Coast in 1993. I have been an Executive Host for 19 years and have loved every minute of my job. I am married to a wonderful man and we have furry babies that we consider our children. We love dining out and spending time with family and friends and watching golf and football. The greatest asset of being a host is the warm and meaningful relationships I have built with my guests. They have become true friends. Come to Harrah's Gulf Coast and experience true Southern Hospitality- I look forward to seeing and hearing from you!
As Biloxian as a “dressed and pressed” poor-boy and a Barq’s root beer, I am a fifth-generation native of Biloxi. I am a product of Biloxi Public Schools and a member of the Cathedral of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary parish in Biloxi. I am an alumnus of the University of Mississippi and am married to Brynn Williams Joachim, also a native Biloxian and a graduate of Lousiana State University. Our marriage has happily endured thirteen years, despite our intense Tiger-Rebel rivalry. I have spent most of my adult life working in the family real estate business. I spent nine years teaching pre- and post-licensing real estate courses throughout Mississippi. After retiring from real estate, I managed several new automobile dealerships on the Mississippi Gulf Coast before getting my foot in the door at Harrah's Gulf Coast in 2007. My first position at the Grand was as a revenue auditor in the finance department. I eventually was promoted to food and beverage supervisor at the Grand over Lb’s Steakhouse. In May, 2011, I became an Executive Casino Host.
Thanks for stopping by! My name is Jason West, and I am a Senior Executive Host here at Harrah's Gulf Coast. This year marks my 13th year with the company, with 11 of those being in Casino Marketing. Prior to joining the team at Harrah's Gulf Coast, I attended the University of Southern Mississippi and obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Hospitality Management. Originally planning to enter into the world of hotel management, I was quickly lured by the action and fast paced environment created by the casino. This position allows me to meet new people daily, and build lasting friendships for years to come. When I am away from the office I enjoy spending time with my family, hunting, fishing, and watching the New Orleans Saints! Once again, thanks for stopping by! Please let me know if I can be of assistance in planning your next trip to any of our Caesars properties.
Hello! My Name is Kashleen Labbe' or you can call me by my nickname, “Candy”. I'm from New Orleans, Louisiana. I am a proud mother of three and Granny of five. Earlier in my career, I worked in the New Orleans area in marketing and owned two restaurants. My family always spent summers at our Camp House in Bay St Louis, Mississippi. Our love for the Mississippi Coast Region is in my blood, so it was a natural thing for me to start work at the casinos on the beautiful Gulf of Mexico in 1993. After working at other local casinos on the Coast I then returned to New Orleans in 1998 for the Grand Opening of Harrah’s New Orleans, one of the company’s “jazziest” casinos. I started in National Casino Marketing and soon became a Casino Host. In 2000 I went back to the beach and the Grand Casino Gulfport and continued hosting. Not long after we were bought by Harrah’s, where I was happy as a sea clam! Well a “Stiff Breeze” came up in 2005!!! Harrah’s Entertainment being a great employer relocated this clam to Tunica, Mississippi at Harrah’s. The employees and the guests were AMAZING. But after 3 years I missed my family and the beaches of Mississippi and returned home to the Gulf Coast and the Harrah's Gulf Coast. As your Senior Executive Host please allow me the opportunity to assist you and meet your expectations for a long term relationship.
Hello! I am originally from Colorado, but moved to Bossier City, Louisiana in 2007 and began working for Caesars Entertainment at the Horseshoe in 2008. I worked in many different positions for the Horseshoe, but really found my calling when I became a casino host. I loved my Horseshoe co-workers and working with my guests, but when the opportunity presented itself to move to the coast, I just HAD to give it a try! I am excited to do my part in helping to revitalize the Gulf Coast and also to see what this part of the world has to offer. When I’m not at work, I spend as much time possible with my 14 year old son, Samuel and my old hound dog, Buddy. I look forward to meeting and working with you!
I was born and raised in Wichita, KS and graduated from the University of Kansas in 2005 with a degree in Latin American History. I am happily married to my high school sweetheart and we have been blessed with two beautiful children. After college, I spent nine years selling commercial flooring for a major manufacturer. As much as I loved Kansas basketball and the Flint Hills, I was looking for an exciting change. I am so excited to be a part of the Executive Host team here at the Harrah's Gulf Coast. Rock Chalk Jayhawk!
I am no stranger to the casino Industry.I first began my career in the 2003 with Bally’s Atlantic City and I also worked for Caesars Atlantic City, Harrah’s Atlantic City, Showboat Atlantic City in table games, poker and slots for the last 10 years. My husband Billy Au and I are excited to move to down south! I have many varied interests and in my spare time I enjoys being outdoors, photography and spending time with my husband and friends.