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Hello, my name is Mario Cardenas. I was born and raised in Blue Island, IL. Go White Sox!!! I started my career with Harrah’s Ak-Chin in 1994 as a Total Rewards Representative. I’ve worked in many capacities at Harrah's Ak-Chin including Casino Host, Player Development, and Senior Executive Host since 2009. When I’m not at work, I love playing baseball with my son and golf with my father.



Welcome! My name is Rethema Martinez and I am truly a native of Arizona – born and raised! I'm a Native American Indian from the Maricopa Tribe located southwest of Phoenix. I began my career in the gaming industry in 1995 at Harrah's Laughlin and I've been with Harrah's Ak-Chin since 2003.

During your next visit, I recommend trying the Roasted Norwegian Salmon in the Range Steakhouse or the crab legs from The Buffet. I absolutely love those dishes and I'm confident you will too. When I'm away from work, I enjoy spending time with my family.

I promise to make your next visit a memorable stay with Harrah's Ak-Chin Casino Resort!



Welcome! I am Carey Sharp. I started my casino career with Harrah's St. Louis. I've been in the gaming industry since 1997, and have been at Harrah's Ak-Chin for the majority of that time. On your next visit, I recommend trying the Halibut from our Range Steakhouse. It is my favorite. When I'm away from work, I have the pleasure of spending time with my twin daughter and son.

I love being a Casino Host and I promise to always be ready and eager to help with a smile.


april waters

Welcome! I'm truly motivated to provide superior service to each person during his/her visit to Harrah's Ak-Chin. The joy I feel from making a guest smile can't be described with words. I have had the pleasure of working at Harrah's Ak-Chin since 2006 and really enjoy my job.

When I'm not working I enjoy spending time with my three little girls who own my heart. We like to visit our favorite wild life park and swim during the summer. I enjoy all different types of food although Thai food is my favorite.

Service is my specialty and I look forward to the next opportunity to serve you.

Trista Casino Host

trista lange

Hello and welcome to the Valley of the Sun! My name is Trista Lange and I proudly represent Harrah’s Ak-Chin as a Senior Executive Host. My favorite part about working here is the great relationships I have had the honor to make with many of our guests and co-workers since I started at Harrah’s Ak-Chin in 2008. Before I worked at Harrah’s, I was a flight attendant for five years and I truly understand the expectations for a relaxing and enjoyable vacation! If you have ever wondered who that was on the casino floor rooting for the Seattle Seahawks and Seattle Mariners, that would be me! If I am not traveling, I enjoy watching movies, playing trivia games and spending a lazy day with my dog, Bodie.

I promise to put my travel experience and knowledge of Caesars Entertainment to use for you to deliver superior service and make your trips amazing. Please don’t hesitate to contact me if I can ever be of assistance!


felicia lee

Hello, my name is Felicia Lee and I love delighting guests with my Midwestern charm. I have worked at Harrah’s Ak-Chin since 2008 and have loved every minute of it. Prior to joining the gaming industry I spent 15 years in the customer service industry.  Making people happy is truly my specialty.

I love spending time with my three wonderful children and traveling. When I’m not in Arizona you can more than likely spot me in Disneyworld, it is by far the happiest place on earth and I can’t get enough of it. 

You can count on me to welcome you with a smile and to own your gaming experience from start to finish.


carrie roberts

Welcome!  I’m Carrie Roberts.  I was born and raised in Harvey, IL.   I joined the Harrah’s family in 2012 as a Valet Attendant.  I went on to spend six months as a Guest Service Representative with our hotel team before joining the Harrah’s Ak-Chin Host family.

When I’m not at work, I’m busy juggling the schedule of my six wonderful children.  I enjoy supporting all of my children’s extracurricular activities from football to wrestling, volleyball and karate. There’s never a dull moment in my household. 

I love my job as a host!  Encouraging grown up’s to play is what I do best!  My job is not done until I put a smile on your face and delight you with my A+ service.  I look forward to having you join me in the fun here at Harrah’s Ak-Chin!  

Mellitt Casino Host

mellitta benning

Welcome! My name is Mellitta Benning. I was born in Decatur, GA and raised in Detroit, MI. I have been a role model for Caesars Entertainment for seven years, and joined the Harrah’s Ak-Chin team in August 2007. I started as a light duty cleaner and I have been climbing the ladder ever since. I am currently working towards my CPA in accounting at Mesa Community College and when I’m not working I enjoy spending time with my fiancé and daughter.

I am no stranger to the entertainment industry! Besides being a dance instructor for Maricopa Dance, at an early age I began to dance and model for various local designers in my hometown of Detroit.  Entertaining is in my blood, and meeting new people is one way of learning about the world.

I promise you will enjoy every aspect of Harrah’s Ak-Chin, and I personally look forward to meeting you.

Daniel Casino Host

danny main

Welcome everyone! My name is Daniel Main.  I am a born and raised native of the great state of Arizona!  I started my journey here at Harrah’s Ak-Chin five years ago as a Valet Attendant.  I then transferred to one of our sister properties, the Horseshoe Southern Indiana, where I spent a year and a half as a Valet Supervisor and Casino Services Supervisor.  However, my heart will always belong to Arizona, and I transferred home to Harrah’s Ak-Chin as a Beverage Supervisor.  I now look forward to serving all of our guests, as a member of the Harrah’s Ak-Chin Host team!

When not at work, I spend time with my beautiful new bride of four months, traveling this great state, going to Diamondbacks and Coyotes games, and spending time with my friends and family. 

I live to make those around me as comfortable as possible; this extends to my work as I strive to make everyone’s stay carefree and fun.  I live to see my guest’s smile and have a great time.  Nothing satisfies me more than to hear from a guest that their stay went perfectly and that I had a small hand in their fun.  So, come on down to Harrah’s Ak-Chin and let the fun begin!



Hello, my name is Derek Romero. I was born and raised in Las Vegas, Nevada. I began my gaming career in 2007 and joined Caesars Entertainment in 2012. I have worked in many different facets of the casino world and I am happy to have found my home in Arizona at the wonderful Harrah's Ak-Chin. During your next visit I would suggest trying the rib-eye steak and french onion soup from The Range Steakhouse; they are my favorite.

When I am away from work, I enjoy participating in SCCA solo autocross racing and spending time with my family. My favorite sports teams are the Los Angeles Dodgers and the Jacksonville Jaguars.

I promise to always be willing to help with a smile on my face. I will try my best to make your next trip and every trip memorable!



Hello, my name is Amanda Leon Guerrero. I was born and raised in San Diego California and moved to Arizona in 2009. When I’m not working I’m spending time with my wonderful Husband, 2 beautiful children and our loveable dog, Penelope. They keep my life interesting and fulfilling. We love going for hikes, visiting the zoo and finding new places to dine.

Working with people is my passion, I’ve had the pleasure of working in the gaming industry for 5 years and have loved every part of it!!!

I love my role as VIP Coordinator and it would be my pleasure to assist you.