Category Archives: Featured Team Members

November 2018

NOV-featured-team-member-DIllonCongratulations to Dylan Johnson, Hops n Drops Featured Team Member for November 2018!

Lakeland Hills line cook, Dylan Johnston has been creating world class food at Hops n Drops since August of 2017. “We chose Dylan for the Featured Team Member of the Month because he is always on the look out to see how and when he can help other team members," said his manager, Angy. "He has worked hard on his own development and is cross trained in every Heart of the House position. I truly believe Dylan lives Kina O'le every day!”

Dylan grew up in the Federal Way & Tacoma communities and wanted to work at Hops n Drops from a young age. A huge fan of the restaurant, Dylan loves a juicy Western Burger with an iced cold Mac & Jack to go along with it! He’s also known to enjoy a chocolate martini from time to time.

A fitness buff, Dylan is a long-distance runner and can do the full splits!

He prides himself on making a positive impact on his co-workers and in helping others.

His hard work ethic, attention to detail and putting out great menu items for our guests are just a few of the reasons why he was selected as Hops and Drops featured team member!

Congratulations and thank you, Dylan, for all you do for our guests and Hops n Drops, we appreciate you very much!

October 2018

october-featured-team-memberCongratulations 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!

September 2018

featured-team-member-0918Congratulations 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!

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!



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