Category Archives: Featured Team Members

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!

March 2018

Serenity-1Congratulations to Serenity Pickett, Hop Jack’s Featured Team Member for March 2018

Maple Valley Cocktail server, Serenity Pickett has been selected as Hop Jack’s Featured Team Member for March.

“Serenity is an amazing team member, always willing to help and go the extra mile,” said her General Manager Bill Boyle. “She always has a smile and a great attitude. I cannot remember once, while working with her, where she was not in a great mood. She helps out her fellow team members and is always there to support the guest and her team.”

Serenity has been a valued member of our Hop Jack’s family since March of 2016. She is trained not only as a cocktail server but also a dining room server and bartender. Her most memorable Hop Jack’s moment was her very first bartender shift. She appreciates the team work at Hop Jack’s and will never forget receiving a generous tip from a guest. “It was only my 3rd week working at Hop Jack’s during a very busy rush, the guest complimented me on my speed of service and how I kept their orders straight.”

In her spare time Serenity enjoys beer, specifically an iced cold Hop Jack’s IPA, along with a Buffalo Wrap. In her younger year’s she enjoyed horse barrel racing and showing sheep.

When not at Hop Jack’s Serenity spends time in the outdoors and exploring Washington.

Thank you, Serenity for your hard work ethic, guest oriented service and for being a great team member. We appreciate all you do for Hop Jack’s and our guests!

February 2018

team-member-of-the-month-feb-2018Congratulations to Jessica Holly, Hop Jack’s Featured Team Member for February 2018!

Hop Jack’s Featured Team Member for February, Jessica Holly, has made a huge impact at the Hop Jack’s in Snohomish in the two short months she has worked with the company.

“Jessica started with us about a month and a half after we opened but you would think she had been here since day one!” said her manager Michaela McAuliff. “She has done an amazing job learning how to do things herself and supporting the team around her.”

Jessica holds the position of line cook on the hot side with goals of being an Assistant Kitchen Manager and Kitchen Manager in the future.

She makes every shift better with her awesome laugh and hard work ethic. Her favorite part of working at Hop Jack’s is knowing her team members enjoy being there and want to work hard.

From the beginning Jessica felt a connection and warm welcome from her co-workers and guests. She was very touched when a guest recently stopped her outside of the restaurant to let her know how great his experience was.

When not at Hop Jack’s, Jessica enjoys spending time at the park with her two young children and their dog.

Jessica, as you continue to grow and improve, we have no doubt your goals will become reality. Thank you for your dedication, positive attitude and commitment to Hop Jack’s! We appreciate you!



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