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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

English
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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.

Camille Palmer | Executive Host Camille Palmer

Casino Relationship Marketing Manager

English
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Camille is originally from West Virginia, where she began her career in the gaming industry at Hollywood Casino in Charlestown. Camille Joined the Live! family in 2018, as an Executive Host Team and makes everyone she encounters feel like a VIP. Camille recently was recognized as employee of the month from the Host Team. Camille enjoys live music, baking, reading, and hiking.

Robert Smith - Executive Vice President Regional Relationship Marketing Robert Smith

Corporate Vice President

English
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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.

Nick Jeppi | Senior Executive HostNick Jeppi

Senior Executive Host

English
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Nick’s casino career dates to 1994 at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, where he was introduced to the casino world as a pit clerk. Nick graduated from the University of Nevada Las Vegas where he was Special Teams Football Captain. In 1994 Nick and the UNLV Football team were Big West Champions and 1994 Las Vegas Bowl Champions. Nick started at Live! Casino & Hotel Maryland in April 2021 and has enjoyed building strong casino relationships and delivering personalized service. Nick’s hobbies include snowboarding, surfing, exercise, and motor cross.

Ana Moore | Executive Host Ana Moore

Senior Executive Host

English
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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

English
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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.

Phil Thompson | Executive HostPhil Thompson

Executive Host

English
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Phil is a native of Hamtramck Michigan, a Detroit enclave. Phil joined the Live! team in June of 2021 with more than 15 years of experience in the hospitality industry. Phil is certified in hospitality management and enjoyed a career at several casino and hotel destination resorts. Phil delivers excellent guest service, always emphasizing the VIP treatment. Phil enjoys fashion, fitness, reading and fine dining.

Spencer Lee - International Relationship Marketing ManagerSpencer Lee

Executive Host

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.

Stephen Baek - International Relationship Marketing ManagerStephen Baek

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.

Chengzhe (Davis) Piao | Executive Host Chengzhe Piao

Executive Host

English, Korean & Chinese
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Cheng, also known as Davis is a Korean raised in China mainland. He has years of experience of traveling throughout the Asia Pacific region in different cultures. Davis joined the Live! team in February 2021. His personality brings a true sense of positivity and he has proved himself to be a valuable and outstanding team member. In his free time, he likes golfing, playing billiards and watching videos of new launched cars.

Host 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.

Host 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.

Minrui Zhang 

VIP Host

English & Chinese
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Minray was born and raised in Kunming, China. She is a Penn State Alumna 19'. Her degrees in International Communication and Business advanced her interest in languages and traveling to develop opportunities for entertainment sources. Throughout her years of working in hospitality, Minray has built instinct and knowledge to provide guest services that focus on handling the business with compassion.

HostChristian Evans

VIP Host

English
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Christian is a native of Maryland, originally from Howard County where he continues to call home. Christian has been working in customer service and sales since he was 18. He enjoys making impactful connections and delivering spectacular experiences here at Maryland Live!. When Christian is away from work, he enjoys spending time with friends and family.

HostChong '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.

Judith Lebria | VIP Host Judith Lebria Bockerman

VIP Host

English & Philipino
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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.

James Ott | VIP Host James Ott

VIP Host

English
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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

Sahsha Deochand | Casino Marketing ManagerSahsha Deochand

VIP Host

English
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Sahsha joined the Live! team In 2021 as one of our outstanding VIP Hosts. Sahsha is from Georgetown, Guyana which happens to be the only English-speaking country in South America. She puts her heart into her work and will go above and beyond to deliver quality customer service. You will most likely see her behind the host podium or on the casino floor waiting to greet you with a warm and friendly smile.

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.