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Ryan Guhlke - Executive Host

Ryan knows the Spokane area like the back of his hand – he was born and raised here! He has been with Northern Quest since 2009 when he began as a Slot Attendant. Ryan enjoys his role as an Executive Casino Host, and strives to make each one of his guest’s visits the best experience it can be. He is an ardent golfer and is a big fan of Seattle Mariners Baseball and Gonzaga Basketball.

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Alia Russell - Executive Host

Alia has been an instrumental member of the Northern Quest Resort & Casino team since 2002. Born and raised in Spokane, Alia is a Kalispel Tribal Member who started her career in gaming as a Slot Attendant and is now an Executive Casino Host. With 13 years of casino gaming industry experience, she also holds an undergraduate degree in Entrepreneurship from St. Edward’s University in Austin, TX and an AA in Business Management from Spokane Falls Community College. When not dedicating herself to creating great experiences for guests of Northern Quest, Alia can be found spending time with her husband and children, celebrating her heritage at Pow Wows as a Women’s Traditional Dancer and cheering on the Zags.

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Nereida Conte

With five years of experience in the hospitality industry and a valuable familiarity with Spokane, our guests love Nereida’s great smile and willingness to help make every visit a special one. Born and raised in Spokane and a graduate of Gonzaga Prep, Nereida has a certificate in Business Technology from Spokane Falls Community College, speaks conversational Spanish and is a Certified Tourism Ambassador. In her past four years at Northern Quest, she has worked at the Hotel Front Desk and in VIP services. Nereida enjoys meeting new people and building relationships with our regular players. She also loves her two cats, boxing, reading, gardening and cooking. In her spare time, she collects comic books and action figures.

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Christine Sportsman

Christine grew up in Eastern Washington and is a member of the Muckleshoot Indian Tribe. She started her careers with Northern Quest Resort and Casino working in the Marketplace in 2009. Christine spent four years working in VIP Services before moving into her job as a Casino Host. When not working hard to make our guests happy. Christine enjoys spending time with her two daughters.

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Paul Baker

Paul has worked at Northern Quest since 2011, and has since become familiar with the intricacies of several departments at Northern Quest. Being multilingual, Paul is passionate about connecting with our guests and providing an elevated standard of hospitality. 

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Ky Durham

Ky began her hospitality career at Northern Quest in 2013 in OTB. With her unique experience in the casino, Ky thrives in the exciting, fast-paced environment and enjoys hosting as a way to meet new people and introduce them to all that Northern Quest has to offer. 

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