Congratulations to Liz Hammond, Hop Jack’s featured team member for October 2018!
Liz Hammond has been a key team member since the opening of the Happy Valley Hop Jack’s in October of 2016. She has been trained at several positions including server, expo and host. Currently she is a lead trainer for the company and a bartender.
“Liz was the obvious choice for this award,” said her manager Darin Cannon. “She has grown into a great leader and is always helping others get better.”
Liz has created many wonderful memories with her guests over the years and actually keeps a collection of coasters that her guests have colored for her. When she’s off the clock her “go to” drink is a grapefruit icy drink or Hop Jack’s wheat. On occasion she can also be found enjoying her favorite menu item, an Ashley’s burger dip.
Liz loves the outdoors, boating on the river during the summer and spending time with her Chihuahua, Shih Tzu, German Shepard mix, Lucy.
A fun fact about Liz is she used to have a Smart car she called Kermit!
Thank you, Liz, for all of your hard work and dedication. We appreciate you!
Congratulations Lori Henderson, Hop Jack’s Featured Team Member for September 2018!
Lori has been making guests smile at our Kennewick Hop Jack’s since opening day in July of 2015. Since the opening she has been an integral part of the Kennewick team. Lori has held various positions including lunch server, trainer, liquor & health card monitor and invoicing. She is also known as the “breakfast goddess.” She has many loyal regular guests who visit her weekly, enjoying her smile and great service.
Lori grew up in Oregon and enjoys, gardening, fishing and spending time with her German Shepard and ten grandchildren. She also enjoys an iced cold Hop Jack’s IPA or a huckleberry icy drink with a California Turkey Sandwich.
She loves her regular guests and knows which day of the week who will be visiting her. “Lori is such a bright light and positive person,” said her manager Shari Ivey. “Lori makes every team member, manager, and guest feel special in some way. She is always willing to help out and cover shifts and will do anything for others, including pet sitting! Lori has a warm and caring disposition.” Kennewick team members are very fortunate to experience Lori’s friendship and Hop Jack’s is grateful she is on our team! Congratulations Lori, we appreciate you!
Congratulations to Hop Jack’s Featured Team Member of the Month, ZACH HOLMES!
Zach joined Hop Jack’s in April 2018 as part of the opening team for Hop Jack’s in Keizer, Oregon. Zach began his Hop Jack’s journey as a line cook with us and is now working his way through the front of house as a host, busser and expo. He has become a pillar of Hop Jack’s culture and has quickly become a leader in his short time with us.
Zach's favorite part about working at Hop Jack’s is that he gets to work with a great team around him. He also appreciates the support he receives as he challenges himself to learn more each day. As a host, Zach enjoys knowing that he is the first person a guest interacts with and the last person to thank them for coming in and dining with us.
When he is not working, Zach enjoys a Raspberry Pineapple Lemon Drop with Hop Jack’s boneless Buffalo Chicken Wings, with bleu cheese dressing of course!
Zach is originally from Alaska and along with his wife, enjoys spending time outdoors, exploring the various state parks that Oregon has to offer. They also love finding new places to shop and dine in and around Portland.
Despite being raised in Alaska, Zach has deep roots in Oregon. His great-grandfather was the Governor of Oregon in the 1950's, Gov. Robert D. Holmes.
All of us at Hop Jack’s appreciates the hard work Zach puts in every day he comes to work. He truly encompasses what a Hop Jack’s world class team member should strive to be and we are proud to have Zach as our Featured Team Member for August 2018.
Thank you, Zach!
Congratulations to Aaron Cadwallader, Hop Jack’s Featured Team Member for July 2018!
Hop Jack’s at Spokane Northpoint has a world class team member in Assistant Kitchen Manager, Aaron Cadwallader.
Not only is Aaron hard working, dedicated and extremely passionate about what he does, he also offers a willingness to help fill in where needed and enjoys taking care of his team. Whether that is hourly or salaried, Aaron is always willing to help in an emergency or cover shifts when a team member wants to take a vacation.
Aaron, who has been with Hop Jack’s since March of 2016, has been trained on both the hot and cold side of the kitchen, he’s been an expo, server and bartender. He is also an integral part of our safety committee. Most recently Aaron was certified as a mid-manager and quickly gained trust from his team members. He is consistently trying to find new ways to go above and beyond. He is loyal, keeps his commitments and when he comes to you with a problem he also brings, what he believes, is a solution.
Aaron is the guy who makes a shift easier and is the manager team members go to for any concerns in the kitchen. He drives ticket times, quality and morale. On his days off he enjoys an iced cold Hop Jack’s Wheat beer and a Buffalo Chicken Wrap.
We are extremely grateful to have Aaron in our Hop Jack’s family. Thank you, Aaron and congratulations on being selected as Hop Jack’s featured team member for July!
Congratulations to Brandon Uriostegui, Hop Jack’s Featured Team Member for June 2018!
Training & Safety team member Brandon Uriostegui has been a Hop Jack’s team member since March of 2015. His leadership and personal skills have contributed greatly to our Richland Hop Jack’s success. He is instrumental in training heart of the house team members and contributing to the growth of the company.
There are many reasons why Brandon was selected. “When he started at Hop Jack's he was a kid fresh out of high school with the intent to make money. Since then Brandon has grown into a responsible young father with goals. He has not only progressed as a team member but as a person too,” said his manager, Jackson Davis.
Brandon enjoys training new Heart of the House team members and reading comment cards where guests mention how much they enjoyed the food he prepared.
Brandon was raised in the Tri-Cities, loves a good Western Burger with an iced cold Hop Jack’s Lager and enjoys spending time with his 2 year old daughter, Emma. He also said he’s known to sing in the shower like he’s on American Idol.
Thank you Brandon for all of your hard work and dedication to Hop Jack’s. We appreciate you.