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Genuine commitment to your comfort. Personal attention to assure a distinctive experience. Adding unexpected touches that will surprise and delight you. That’s the kind of above-and-beyond service that makes every visit to Live! a memorable one.

Our multi-lingual casino hosts are fluent in numerous languages, speaking Korean, Vietnamese, Chinese and Spanish. Best of all, they speak the language of Service making every visit your best visit.

Tom Tuchschmidt | Vice President Casino Marketing

Tom C. Tuchschmidt II

Vice President Casino Marketing

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Tom’s career spans two decades in the gaming industry, leading casino teams from across the Unites States and overseas in the delivery of the most entertaining, unique, and spectacular gaming experiences. When Tom is not enjoying his time with his executive team in meetings or laughing with casino guests on the gaming floor, you will find him volunteering as a Shriner for Children’s Hospitals, mentoring as an alumni advisor for Tau Kappa Epsilon Fraternity, breeding his Thoroughbred racehorses and learning to sail the ocean.

Anthony Little

Senior Casino Relationship Host Manager

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Spencer Lee - International Relationship Marketing ManagerSpencer Lee

Casino Relationship Host Manager

English & Korean
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Spencer is a Korean American born in California and speaks Korean fluently. Spencer has been part of the Live! Host team since January of 2016. Prior to joining the Live! family, he enjoyed over 12 years in the restaurant industry. Spencer enjoys traveling, learning new cultures, and meeting people from all walks of life.

Robert Smith - Executive Vice President Regional Relationship Marketing Robert Smith

Corporate Vice President

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A veteran of more than 20 years in the gaming industry, Bob is responsible for all Live! Casino & Hotel Relationship Managers and Hosts, as well as VIP Services. Prior to joining the Live! team, Bob held Player Development positions at Spotlight 29 Casino and Fantasy Springs Casino in California, in addition to Foxwoods Casino in Connecticut, Sands Casino in Atlantic City, and Isle of Capri Casino in Missouri

Son Le - Senior International Relationship Marketing ManagerSon Le

Senior Executive Host

English & Vietnamese
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Son Le was born in Vietnam and speaks Vietnamese fluently. Son loves golf and cooking. Son's casino career dates to 1995 and Atlantic City where he quickly fell in love with the vibrant world of the gaming industry. Son joined the Live! Casino & Hotel Maryland team in 2015 and has been a leader among the host team, as a Senior Executive Host. He is deeply committed to providing a unique, memorable, and exceedingly pleasant experience to all the casino guests.

Ana Moore | Executive Host Ana Moore

Senior Executive Host

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Ana was born in New York and raised in New Jersey, where she currently resides. Ana joined the Live! team in May of 2021. Ana brings over 20 plus years of experience in servicing top tier clientele, celebrities, and entertainers. Throughout her career, she has enjoyed casino marketing in Las Vegas, Atlantic City, New York, and Puerto Rico. Ana enjoys tennis, golf, biking, and travelling to beautiful beaches from Cape May, New Jersey to Hawaii.

Sha-Ree Lloyd

Senior Executive Host

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Sha-Ree is originally from Atlantic City, where she started her hospitality career. With more than twelve years in the hospitality industry, she's worked from Atlantic City to Lake Tahoe. Sha-Ree enjoys reading, gardening, and traveling. She's ready to deliver first-class service with a smile.

Sarah Qian | Executive HostSarah Qian

Senior Executive Host

English & Chinese
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Sarah was born in Shanghai China and moved to the United States in 1995. Sarah graduated from FU DAN University of China with Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. Sarah stared working at Live! Casino & Hotel in 2016 as a casino host manager and then graduated to executive casino host. Sarah draws upon her 15 year of experience as a casino host to make all our guest’s visits are fun, extremely friendly and welcoming.

Stephen Baek - International Relationship Marketing ManagerStephen Baek

Senior Executive Host

English & Korean
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Stephen was born and raised in South Korea where he earned a Bachelor’s degree in Economics and then came to the United States to earn his Master’s degree in Communications at New York University. Stephen joined the Live! team in 2017 and speaks both English and Korean. Prior to joining the Live! team, Stephen specialized in advertising and marketing while working in the broadcasting industry where he managed a broadcasting station as Producer and Executive Director for over 14 years. Stephen looks forward to providing a comfortable and enjoyable experience with his commitment to extraordinary customer service.

Hui Su

Executive Host

English & Chinese
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Hui Su was born in China and speaks Chinese fluently (Mandarin and Cantonese). She moved to United States in 1997, and her first casino experience was as an Executive Host at Caesars Entertainment in 2014. She enjoys meeting and greeting guests and building casino relationships. Hui Su provides family style service to all her guests. She also enjoys sharing and celebrating Asian culture with guests. She love traveling, hiking and photography, as well as volunteering at community events.

Jayden Nguyen

Executive Host

English & Vietnamese
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Jayden Nguyen received his bachelor's degree from Towson University in 2016, and worked as a defense contractor, before rejoining Live! as an Executive Host in 2022. Fluent in both English and Vietnamese and with over nine years of experience in management and client solutions, he looks forward to building long-term relationships with all casino guests. He enjoys fitness, real estate, and traveling.

James Ott | VIP Host James Ott

Executive Host

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Jamie was born and raised in nearby Arnold Maryland. Jamie began his career in sales and media production after earning his BA in Digital Communications at the University of Baltimore. Today, Jamie incorporates his outstanding interpersonal skills and creativity in building relationships with guests, providing the ultimate Casino experience here at Live! Casino & Hotel Maryland

Judith Lebria | VIP Host Judith Lebria Bockerman

Executive Host

English & Filipino
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Judi Lebria Bockerman, originally from Davao City, Philippines began her career with Live! Casino & Hotel Maryland in 2019. Judi served as an international flight attendant for Gulf Air for more than ten years. She also enjoyed her career as a property realtor in Bahrain, as well a member of Leather and Lace band in the Middle East. Judy always welcomes casino guests with a warm smile, a kind greeting and outstanding guest service.

Chong 'Kelly' Poeschel

VIP Host

English & Korean
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Chong Yon Poeschel is from Seoul, South Korea and grew up in the islands of Saipan and Guam. Chong is also known by casino guests and team members as Kelly. Kelly is passionate about hospitality and customer service. Before moving to Maryland, Kelly was a piano teacher. Here at the Live! Casino & Hotel, Kelly has worked as a Lukfu restaurant hostess, casino chip runner, hotel front desk service agent, and a bilingual event specialist representative leader. Today, you can find Kelly throughout the casino as a VIP Host, assisting guests to enjoy their visits.

Sonejah Richards 

VIP Host

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Sonejah was born and raised in Queens, New York. She moved to Upper Marlboro, Md. in 2019.

Sonejah joined the Live! team as a VIP Host in late 2023. Her previous positions in customer service, hospitality, and management have been a driving force for success as a host at Live! Casino and Hotel Maryland.

Sonejah likes spend her free time with her son; and she enjoys crocheting, art, music, cosmetology, and good friendly competition. She always strives to bring a smile to as many guests as she can and plans on having a thriving career at Live! Casino and Hotel Maryland.

Joe Sammons

VIP Host

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Joe Sammons was born and raised in Philadelphia. He graduated from Millersville University, studying Communication. Joe joins Live! Casino & Hotel having worked the past 2.5 years as the Sportsbook Manager at Hollywood Casino in PA.

From a young age, Joe has prioritized delivering great service to his customers. With an extensive history working in sales and customer service, for the past 25 years, he believes in putting himself in customers’ shoes to take care of them the way he would want to be treated.

When Joe is not helping customers, or making them laugh, he enjoys watching and attending sporting events, concerts, comedy shows, and traveling to warm climates with nice beaches.

Joe enjoys learning about new cultures and looks forward to joining Live!’s incredible Relationship Marketing team. If you see him on the casino floor, stop by and say hi, he is sure to have a funny story to tell.

Simone Edwards

VIP Host

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Simone Edwards is from Long Island, NY but grew up in the city of Baltimore. She is no stranger to the hospitality industry and has worked in the field for more than nine years. Simone is excited to take her hospitality skills to Live! Casino & Hotel; working with guests and her new teammates. Simone loves making people smile and feel welcomed. She is also excited to start assisting players to give them an experience that will last a lifetime and keep them coming back for more.

Allen Hill

VIP Host

Mandarin & English
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Allen Hill is a native Washingtonian with international relationship development skills. While living in Beijing he attended the Minzu University of China where he spent time developing his Chinese language skills and connecting with all kinds of people through the mandarin language. Allen has joined our team to help bridge the gap and establish new relationships amongst our international and domestic cliental.

Evelyn Dzurenko

Casino Relationship Marketing Coordinator

English & Filipino
Evelyn Dzurenko

Evelyn was born in the Philippines and speaks English and Filipino/Tagalog fluently. Evelyn lived in Canada most of her adult life and just recently moved to Maryland. Evelyn earned a Bachelor’s degree in Commerce – Major in Management. Prior to joining Live!, Evelyn worked in the tourism industry in Hawaii and thoroughly enjoyed interacting with both tourists and locals alike. Evelyn is an active Habitat for Humanity Team Leader and a member of Fuller Center for Housing where she and her husband help build houses overseas for families in need.

Faye Gruzinski

Casino Relationship Marketing Coordinator

Faye Gruzinski

Faye is an Anne Arundel County Native, now residing in Baltimore City. Watching Live! grow into what it is now from when it was first built has amazed her. She feels like she’s at a full circle now that she’s working here! Faye worked in marketing since late 2020. She loves making her fellow Live! team members laugh with cheesy jokes and motivating them when she can. She is very passionate about local non-profits. When she’s not at the casino, she enjoys reading, watching movies, and spending time with her 3 animals! She also loves traveling to her mom’s hometown in the Philippines. You can find her looking for creative ways for guests and the Live! team to interact. She looks forward to making every visit for each Live! guests special!

Bela DeMille

Casino Relationship Marketing Coordinator

English, Spanish, Portuguese, French and Italian
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Bela DeMille was born in Portugal and has lived in Lisbon, France, Germany, Spain, Brazil, and finally moving to the United States in 1995. She loves movies, live music, beach vacations and spending time with her daughters. Bella has more than 12 years’ experience working in casinos, and always strives to ensure every guest is happy.