Category Archives: Featured Team Members

September 2017

claytonCongratulations to Clayton Fast, Hop Jack’s Featured Team Member for September!

Versatility and loyalty are two words that describe September’s Featured Team Member, Clayton Fast. "We chose Clayton because he is a great gap filler for us. He is cross-trained in both the front and heart of the house and is able to support his team in a variety of different roles," said Stan Linn, Hop Jack’s Manager.

Since 2014, Clayton has been an excellent server, cook and bartender at the Hop Jack’s in Silverdale. In fact, amazingly, in one shift, he filled all three roles! This was one of his most memorable days at work.

His smile and enthusiasm are infectious and he makes a profound impact on both our guests and team members whenever he is in the building.
Clayton was raised in Bremerton and on his days off enjoys playing basketball and working out. When his shift ends, his favorite Hop Jack’s menu items are an ice cold Hop Jack’s Wheat Beer with a juicy 100% Angus Beef Burger.

He has made many wonderful memories during his tenure at Silverdale. One of his favorites is when a regular guest made a model of a ship that a team members husband was serving on. He also appreciates the team oriented culture and the Hop Jack’s family atmosphere.

A fun fact about Clayton is that he juggles and broke an elementary school record for riding a unicycle the longest distance!

Thanks for taking us the distance, Clayton! You’re amazing and we appreciate you! Congratulations on being selected Hop Jack’s Featured Team Member. It is well deserved!

August 2017

AaronCongratulations to Aaron Newell, Hop Jack’s Featured Team Member for August 2017!

Aaron was selected because he is the epitome of "world class." He is constantly "of service" to Hop Jack's guests and team members. Aaron is not only hard working but is known for bringing laughter & fun to the shifts he works. These are just a few of the reasons why Hop Jack’s in Lakeland Hills has selected Aaron for this special recognition!

Aaron began with Hop Jack's in July of 2016. He is trained in a variety of positons including dish, busser, host and most currently, server.

He is excellent at what he does and always wants to make sure guests return to Hop Jack’s, "not just because of how good the food is.” He truly cares and does what it takes to make a memorable, fun experience for everyone he serves.

When Aaron is off shift he enjoys an iced cold Hop Jack’s Wheat Beer with a BBQ Chicken Quesadilla and a juicy Western Burger. He grew up locally at Lake Tapps and spends his spare time, when he’s not working on his house, fishing and boating. He also enjoys backpacking and for the past 15 years has gone on backpacking trips with close family and friends.

Thank you and congratulations, Aaron for all you do for Hop Jack’s. We are better because of you!

July 2017

Ricky-FloresCongratulations Ricky Flores, Hop Jack’s Featured Team Member for July!

Since being on the Happy Valley opening team Ricky has seized every opportunity to develop himself. His hard work ethic and leadership qualities have ensured he is creating the future he wants at Hop Jack’s.

He takes pride in everything he does and is a leader and mentor to all of his team members. He has been trained and worked various positions including expo, busser, on both the hot and cold side of the kitchen, breakfast cook and a supervisor. He is currently the Assistant Kitchen Manager.

Every day Ricky comes to work with a smile and a compassionate heart. He is a leader and has earned the utmost respect from his team. He thrives on working peak hours and “busting out food” during the restaurant’s busiest time. A true leader, when accepting accolades, Ricky shares his success with the Happy Valley trainers and his fellow team members.

His favorite “go to” items at Hop Jack’s are the Western Burger with an ice cold Hop Jack’s Lager! When he’s not working, Ricky enjoys playing basketball with the boys and his son. He is also looking forward to the birth of his baby daughter next month.

A man of few words, Ricky’s actions and behavior each day are examples for all of his team members to follow. He is dedicated to his development and consistently works hard to improve and expand his role as Hop Jack’s grows.

Congratulations and thank you Ricky! You are the epitome of what it takes to be a strong leader for Hop Jack’s. We appreciate all you do and look forward to your continued success!

June 2017

Shannon-FTMCongratulations to Hop Jack’s Featured Team Member for June, Shannon Sevier!

Since the opening of Hop Jack’s in Smokey Point in 2015, Shannon Sevier has been an integral part of the team. “Since day one she has always been available to support our managers. She’s dedicated to Hop Jack’s and we appreciate all she does for us,” said her manager, Luis.

Shannon is a flexible team player and has worked as a server, a trainer, in our bar and as a mid.

Her favorite part of the job is the relationships she’s created with her work family and all of her guests. When she’s off the clock she enjoys a grapefruit icy drink with Hop Jack's Fiesta Mac & Cheese.

One of Shannon’s most memorable work experiences was being a part of the Hop Jack’s beer tasting team at Northwest Brewing. This is an important group who selects the next Hop Jack’s tap beer feature.

She never wants to fill out another job application again and aspires to be a Hop Jack's manager one day!
Thank you Shannon for all you do, you are a leader and a wonderful person. We appreciate you every day!

May 2017

Ellyse EOM Hop Jack_sCongratulations Ellyse Clogston, Hop Jack’s Featured Team Member for May!

Since opening in August of 2015, Hop Jack’s in Kennewick has a superstar in Ellyse Clogston! Ellyse is a bartender, safety lead, trainer, cocktail server and marketing lead!

If that’s not enough, Ellyse also participates in Hop Jack’s fundraising events including Relay for Life, walking to raise money for cancer.

Ellyse was born and raised in Brookings, a small town on the Oregon coast but she now calls Kennewick home and Hop Jack’s her family. She enjoys guest interaction and making a connection with them. She has been known to go above and beyond with guests even buying a regular dessert.

When dining at Hop Jack’s Ellyse enjoys a huckleberry icy drink and a cobb salad with Hop Jack’s house made avocado ranch dressing.

In her spare time she loves the outdoors, hiking and golfing. She also attends car shows with her best friend and spending time connecting with her fellow team members. Something most don’t know about Ellyse is that when she was living in Oregon she was into rock climbing and would spend her weekends exploring. One time while rock climbing she discovered a secret beach! We have discovered a gem in you, Ellyse!

Thank you for all you do for Hop Jack’s and congratulations on being selected as our Featured Team Member for May!

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