Category Archives: Featured Team Members

August 2018

Featured Member August 2018Congratulations 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!

July 2018

July-Featured-Team-Member-Aaron-SpokaneCongratulations 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!

June 2018

Brandon-Featured-Team-Member-June-2018Congratulations 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.

May 2018

Hillary-Rausch-Spokane-Valley-May-featured-team-memberCongratulations to Hillary Rausch, Hop Jack’s featured team member for May 2018!

Spokane Valley Bartender, Hillary Rausch has been dazzling Hop Jack’s guests since October of 2013.
A versatile team member, Hillary is also trained as a server, cocktail server, expo and manager.
She has worked at both Spokane Hop Jack’s locations and is a huge fan of Hop Jack’s fish tacos and grapefruit icy drinks.

“Hillary has been a key team member with us for years,” said her manager, JP. “She lights up the whole place when she’s here. Always positive and just full of awesomeness!”

Hillary is a people person and her favorite part of working at Hop Jack’s is the PEOPLE, both her team members and guests. Over the years she has created and cultivated many relationships and her favorite memory was when one of her regulars attended her wedding.

A beer lover, Hillary and her husband own a small brewery in Spokane called Four Eyed Guys. In her spare time, she and her friends enjoy visiting breweries and experiencing new beers.
Her hobbies include, of course, beer tasting, hiking, spending time with friends and weekly Sunday dinners with family.

Thank you, Hillary, for all you do for Hop Jack’s! We appreciate you and congratulate you on being selected as Hop Jack’s featured team member.

April 2018

Angela-Eaton-April-Featured-team-memberCongratulations to Angela Eaton, Hop Jack’s Featured Team Member for April 2018!

Lakewood server, Angela Eaton was part of the opening team at Hop Jack’s in Lakewood but she is not new to the company. Her Hop Jack’s career began in 2015 at the Bonney Lake restaurant. After making guests happy there she then transferred to Maple Valley. Currently Angela is also a lead team member on the Hop Jack's helping hands committee, overseeing volunteers.

Because of her high energy, great personality and hard work ethic, she has grown and developed into an amazing, respected member of the Hop Jack’s family.

“Angela always goes above and beyond” said her manager Maggie Travers. “She is trained and versed as an expo, cocktail server and server. She consistently does all she can to help the entire team, including managers. She won’t leave until every team member is in a good spot and is willing to help out whenever needed.”

Angela has made lifelong friends at Hop Jack’s and enjoys meeting new people. One day during a stressful shift a guest tapped her on the back and told her she was doing a good job. That moment stood out and she appreciates the love and compassion of her guests and fellow team members. She also likes being able to step out of her comfort zone to try new things.

When off the clock Angela spends time in the outdoors hiking and traveling. Her favorite destination is where she is from, the beautiful country of Peru.

Her #1 Hop Jack’s meal is a Western Burger with an ice cold Hop Jack’s Lager.

Angela is an amateur painter and she and her husband backpack whenever time allows.

Thank you, Angela for all you’ve done for Hop Jack’s and our guests. We appreciate you!

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