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Get to know some of the faces who make Muckleshoot Casino the biggest and best in the Northwest.


Name: Melissa (pictured screen left)

Years of Employment: 7 months

Department: Talent Development

Q: What does it mean to you to be Team Member of the Month?

A: It means a lot because I’m the newbie! It caught me off guard because I just come into work and do what I think I should be doing. It was definitely a surprise.

Q: What is your favorite part about working in this department?

A: The people within this department and across the casino. The interview process is great and the people here really stood out to me, along with the mission of the company. The highlight of my job is seeing people start out in orientation and then really grow within different departments.

Q: What has your time in this department taught you so far?

A: The biggest thing for me is really being humble. My personality is go-go-go-go and, sometimes, I have to step back and reassess everything and everyone that’s involved. So, that has been a major learning curve for me.

Q: What are your favorite hobbies?

A: I own a photo booth business and it’s really fun. We set up a backdrop, props and all that for events.

Q: What’s your favorite food?

A: Sushi!

Q: What is your favorite color?

A: Black. I always wear black!

Q: What is your favorite movie?

A: The Little Mermaid. I just like the whole storyline and the songs!

Q: What is your favorite genre of music?

A: Hip hop like Tupac.

Q: What inspires you?

A: Knowing that I have control to do anything in life.

Q: What’s an interesting fact about you that most people don’t know?

A: I took an entire summer off and traveled to different countries with a one year old! We went to the Congo, Belgium and through all of the East Coast cities. My favorite place was New York City.

Q: What’s your favorite dessert?

A: Chocolate lava cake!

Nomination Statement: Dedicated, focused, knowledgeable, role model, hard worker, team player, can-do attitude on anything, smiles all the time, guest focused, listener and personally accountable. These are the keywords that describe the person I have nominated to a T. From the first day she arrived, her focus has been to provide extraordinary service, meet our and exceed our goals and service our guests. To do this, she dug into her on-boarding requirements and began educating herself on all of our processes, programs and materials. She asked questions to seek more information and learn. She immediately engaged with team members in her area and literally came in around the clock to get to know everyone! Overall a true team player not just for her job role, but for the entire company! It would be such an honor to recognize this person for all their hard work, dedication and team focus for our company!

If you’re interested in joining the Muckleshoot Casino team, visit our Careers page for a list of open positions.