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Our Hosts

Coeur d'Alene Casino Hosts

Spirit Mendoza

Hello Everyone, my name is Spirit, and I hope I can be described as ‘spirited’ with a passion for Tribal Hospitality! I became part of the Casino family in 2001; then the Host Department launched in 2006 and I was asked to begin the team. I earned my Associates of Arts Degree from North Idaho College while continuing my career here at the Casino. My favorite part of being a Casino Host is the continual personal interaction made daily. I truly enjoy each wave Hello, each quick spoken word, each visit with casino clients.

While on my own time, I Love cooking for my children and husband Josh, basking in the sunshine (preferably by a beach), reading, and discovering more of my native culture. My work time is dedicated to creating the best experience possible for the guests that cross my path. Through my experience, I’ve learned there is nothing to stop me from striving for excellence for the sake of our guests… you are the reason I’m here! I look forward to serving you in the future!

Phone: 208.769.2600 ext. 7218
Email: [email protected]

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Alene J. Deras

I was born and raised in beautiful North Idaho and am proud to call this part of the Northwest my home. I am an enrolled member of the Assiniboine/Gros Ventre Tribes with lineage in the Piegan, Blackfeet and Chippewa Cree Tribes of Montana. Upon graduating from North Idaho College in 2006 (Office Specialist Certificate), and having spent time in two other departments here at CDA Casino, I was promoted to Casino Host in 2011. I feel most at home serving and welcoming our valued guests and enjoy promoting the Coeur d’Alene Casino Resort Hotel’s promotions and amenities. I am honored to be working for the Coeur d’Alene Tribe for the last 11 years and to be a part of the Best Casino Host Team in our area. As a Host, I am dedicated to making your visit to the Coeur d’Alene Casino Resort Hotel an enjoyable and memorable experience. I especially like congratulating Jackpot and promotion winners during my workday. My favorite things to do in my free time are to travel, attend concerts and Pow-wows. I enjoy time spent with my Father, Husband Joe and three children—Johnny, Anabelle & Matthew.

Planning a trip to the Coeur d’Alene Casino? I can customize your trip and provide you with access to activities and events that you will surely enjoy!

Cell: 208.987.0098
Email: [email protected]

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Xaviera Welch

Hello Friends, my name is Xaviera aka “Cocoa,” and I have proudly worked for Coeur d’Alene Casino Resort Hotel since 1998 when I moved to the Coeur d’Alene reservation from Tacoma, WA. I’m also very blessed to be a member of the Coeur d’Alene tribe. My mother believed in our tribal roots & traditions, and ensured that we visited the reservation nearly every year of my childhood. It’s been an amazing journey to watch my tribe grow and thrive. All who visit, come to love the traditional tribal hospitality and heartfelt generosity we sincerely offer.

During my free time, I love spending quality time with my husband and our amazing children; preferably barbequing, camping, and enjoying music. Reading is also a passion of mine; I love a good paranormal romance novel. Although I’m not a world traveler yet, I do hope to add many more countries to my list of places I’ve ventured to.

As a Casino Host, it’s my aspiration to be the best point of contact for our guests as I can. No request is too small, nor big; it’s all about making you happy. My intentions are honest and sincere. In my heart, there is no such thing as “going above and beyond” because I’m simply doing what it takes to make your stay as pleasant as possible. You are a part of our casino family, and I want to ensure that you feel at home during your stay with us.

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Sadie LaSarte

Hello all, my name is Sadie, I have been employed at the Coeur d’Alene Casino Resort Hotel since July 2010. In those years, I have worked in almost every customer service department on property. I am also a member of the Coeur d’Alene Tribe, so I feel very blessed at the opportunity to represent not only the Casino, but also my Tribe as a part of the Casino Host Team. It is an honor and a privilege to not only see the growth of the Coeur d’Alene Casino Resort Hotel, but also to be a part of it.

Along with work, I am currently a student, studying Business Management and Marketing. The majority of my spare time is spent with my kids. Along with their extracurricular activities, we enjoy hanging out at the lake, watching American Ninja Warrior, The Voice, and spending time with friends and family. I also like to shop for anything and everything, window, online, or in store!

It is my goal as a front-line employee to offer our guests the best customer service experience possible. As an employee through the years I have always felt extra pride in the relationships we have and maintain with our customers near and far. Our “Casino family” is not only our co-workers but our guests that we consider friends and family. I look forward to meeting all of you future and returning guests!

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Michael Matt

A his laqh’laqht, Michael Matt khwe hiswist (Hello my friends, my name is Michael Matt). I’ve been an employee at the Coeur d’Alene Casino Resort Hotel for 14 years. Although I didn’t work here at the time, I was here for the grand opening back in 1993, and have seen this place grow to what it is today. I began as a Cage Cashier right out of high school and worked my way into Cage Management. I then transitioned into Casino Hosting 4 years ago. I’m a proud member of the Coeur d’Alene Tribe and take great pride in the Traditional Tribal Hospitality we strive to provide.

In my free time, I love to travel and see places I’ve never seen before. I’ve got a huge bucket list of places I’d like to see and can’t wait to complete the list. I’m a huge Gonzaga Men’s Basketball fan, Go Zags! Lastly, I enjoy spending time with my immediate family. Nothing compares to getting together and having some great laughs.

I look forward to meeting you or seeing you again.