Meet our Management Team
  • Glenn Avilla

    Chief Engineer

    Glenn S. Avilla is the Chief Engineer for the Tamarack Junction Casino and Restaurant. As a team member he coordinates and performs the necessary electromechanical repairs for our South Reno facility. He is responsible for the ongoing development of energy conservation, operational safety and preventative maintenance. Glenn has over 25 years of electromechanical experience with a specialty in commercial refrigeration. He operated his own commercial service repair business in the North Lake Tahoe and Truckee areas for over 18 years. He moved to the West Reno area with his wife of 20+ years and his family. Glenn’s greatest achievements are his 3 sons and 2 daughters. In his mind as a resident of the great state of Nevada a full house, kings over queens is a tough hand to beat. Glenn has an AA degree in refrigeration technologies and currently holds a C38 contractor’s License.
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  • Dan Eckert

    Operations Manager

    Dan Eckert is our Operations Manager. He manages the Casino Floor and Food and Beverage departments. He has an MBA and over 16 years of experience in the gaming industry. Dan has extensive hospitality knowledge and excellent guest service experience that greatly benefit the success of the Tamarack. Dan and his wife have 3 teenage children. He is very involved with the community by participating as a volunteer with the Boys & Girls club and the Baller’s Basketball program.
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  • Frank Gibson

    Executive Chef

    Chef Gibson began his culinary career on the East Coast where he trained and worked in the Hamptons, Palm Beach and Key West. He then migrated to Hawaii where he went to work for the T. S Restaurant Group where he became the Executive Chef at Kapalua Grill and Bar and the Hula Grill. In 1998 Frank returned to the Reno-Tahoe area to become the Executive Chef at Jake’s on the Lake in Tahoe City. In 2005 Frank moved down from Lake Tahoe to take the position of Executive Chef for the Tamarack Junction. Chef Frank enjoys all styles of cooking and great pride in the quality food produced at the Tamarack.
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  • Corey Lawrence

    Casino Host/Special Events Coordinator

    Corey Lawrence is the Casino Host/Special Events Coordinator for the Tamarack Junction Casino and Restaurant. Corey was born and raised here in the “Biggest Little City” and is a third generation Native Nevadan. Corey graduated from the University of Nevada Reno with a dual degree in Psychology and Spanish. She has been working in the Food and Beverage industry since she was sixteen with positions ranging from Bus Person, Food Server, Bartender, Restaurant Manager and most currently Casino Host/ Special Events Coordinator. In this position it is Corey’s primary goal to ensure guest satisfaction and create an environment on the casino floor that is inviting to customers. Additionally her duties include planning and working special events and promotions like our annual Slot Tournaments, Car Shows, VIP parties and dinners to name a few. It is Corey’s sincere hope that every guest at the Tamarack feels welcome and special, so next time you’re in the Tamarack, make sure you stop and say “Hello!”
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  • Casey Sullivan

    General Manager

    Casey has worked at the Tamarack Junction since our opening in 2001. Before working at the Tamarack, he worked at IGT and the Eldorado Hotel and Casino. He has been married for over 27 years to his wife Charlotte. He has 3 boys, Kyle, Connor and Keegan and he enjoys golf, bike riding, basketball, swimming and watching his children play sports.
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