Born and raised on Tucson, Arizona, Katie Daley moved to Las Vegas in 1994. She enjoys traveling, reading, golfing and hiking. Her favorite thing though is spending time with friends and family, especially her nephew Michael. Katie loves that her job gives her the opportunity to come in contact with such a diverse group of people every day.
Jim Dineen, a long time Las Vegan and casino industry veteran says one of the best aspects of his job are meeting new people and ensuring his guests enjoy their visit. In his off time he enjoys spending time with his family, playing golf and rooting for the Rams. He also likes visiting the California coast, particularly San Diego where he can partake in one of his favorite pastimes, deep sea fishing.
Originally from San Diego, Ken Garcia moved to Las Vegas in 2001 and joined the TI Marketing team in 2009. He and his lovely wife, Mary Jane are the proud parents of four beautiful children Makenna, BJ, Ayliah and Anson. An avid sports fan, Ken’s favorite teams include the Chargers, the Padres and the Lakers. His favorite activities are golf, mountain biking, golf, surfing, golf, snow boarding and last but not least, golf.
A Las Vegas newcomer, Chris Howell has spent the past few years at various properties before joining the TI team in 2013. His favorite aspects of being a casino host are the constant customer interaction and the relationships he is able to build.
Prior to his career in gaming, he spent seven years as part of the Men’s Basketball Coaching Staff at the University of Houston and a year in the NBA with the Portland Trailblazers. Chris likes to spend his time outside work watching hoops and going to the movies.
Keith King is a Nevada native with over 17 years of experience in the casino industry. His varied interests include traveling, deep sea fishing, reading, theater, music and sporting events. Keith is also a gourmet cook having spent time as a sous chef prior to embarking on his career as a Marketing Executive.
Jennifer Marino is originally from Ohio and has been in Las Vegas for 13 years. Her larger than life personality makes her the life of the party and she loves hearing your favorite joke and sharing one of hers. Her favorite part of her job is all the interesting people she gets to meet and entertain. When she’s not at work or out with friends, she spends time shopping for a new wardrobe since she’s recently lost over 80 lbs.
Larry Medford has been part of the TI family for over six years. His main passion away from work is bicycling on his road bike. He also enjoys planning golf, photography and spending time with his wife and four grandchildren. He is an avid baseball fan and has been to games in almost every ballpark across the continent!
Originally from Brooklyn, New York, Lucky Paladino began his casino career with his move to Las Vegas 31 years ago. He feels the best part of his job is the people he meets and gets to know and the service he is able to provide them. In his spare time he likes to golf, fish and spend time with his family and Siberian husky Chanel.
Representing the Bronx, New York is our own Rosemarie Strahl. She’s a casino industry veteran who says her favorite thing about her job is the relationships she has built with her customers whom she considers to be her extended family. Away from TI, she loves spending time with her three grandsons who are the light of her life. Rosemarie also enjoys the music and films of the 60s and 70s and traveling to exotic locales.
Wendy Timmers has been at TI since 2001. A woman with a true adventurous spirit, she enjoys camping and traveling the world. She also enjoys any activity on or near water and a highlight for her was when she had the opportunity to swim with dolphins in Mexico.
Originally from Mexico City, Mexico, Lupe Ureno is another original TI employee. She became an Executive Host in 2006 and loves salsa dancing, traveling and spending time with her family (particularly her new grandbaby).