Category Archives: Featured Team Members

November 2017

KatelynMeet Hop Jack’s November 2017 Featured Team Member, Katelynn Dipietro!

Since March of 2016 Katelynn has been a valued team member at our Smokey Point Hop Jack’s. She has trained and worked in a variety of positions making her an outstanding, valued team member.

Currently she is a mid-manager and a lead trainer but she is also savvy in both heart of the house and front of the house positions having been trained on both the hot and cold side, breakfast, DMO/salad and as an expo, host and busser! “Her versatility and ability to adapt to any situation sets her apart,” said Jaime Fox, Director of Training. “Katelynn has the ability to jump in and help out where ever she is needed. That is invaluable to us.”

Katelynn enjoys the company culture and working alongside her fellow team members. She especially appreciates having a management team who believes in her and her drive to develop and grow.
When Katelynn is off shift her favorite “go to” drink is the Gummy Bear and her favorite meal is the Avocado Chicken Salad. She also enjoys spending time with her puppies, friends and family.

Thank you, Katelynn for all you do for Hop Jack’s! We are thrilled with your dedication and development and look forward to having you on our team as we continue to grow!

October 2017

Dez-Featurd-Team-Member-OctoberCongratulations to Hop Jack’s Featured Team Member for October 2017, Dez Anderson!

A team member who can work multiple positions is invaluable to Hop Jack’s. Dez Anderson is trained as a busser, hostess and as a cold-side, heart of the house team member. She is also an expo and most recently was promoted to server!

“Dez is a team player who is always striving to help others and support our guests,” said Jaime Fox, Director of Training. “She is the epitome of what we look for when hiring. She is intelligent, friendly and dedicated.”

Dez started working at the Bonney Lake Hop Jack’s in September of 2016. Since then she has worked hard, and smart, to have brought her to where she is being recognized as a featured team member for the company. Her outgoing personality and optimism make her a joy to be around.

Dez loves Buffalo Chicken wings with a huge glass of water! (She loves water!)

Growing up in Enumclaw, not far from Hop Jack’s, she attributes her success to the support of her family. She keeps busy with life and enjoys shopping and spending time on road trips with family and friends.

Her most memorable moment to date at Hop Jack’s was when her GM, Angy, told her she would start training as a server.

We are grateful for your support, Dez, and look forward to watching you grow with us!

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!

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