What path brought you to Hotel Julien Dubuque?
“I started working here while attending University of Wisconsin Platteville and enjoyed it so much that I decided to stay. I started as a banquet server and was promoted to banquet captain. During that time I was also working security in the Riverboat Lounge, and was later promoted to Interim Head of Security. Then in September of 2016 I accepted the Beverage Manager position.”
What are you most passionate about professionally? “My favorite part of my job is continuing to grow and learn. I really enjoy discovering new flavor combinations and flexing my creative side to building new and fun cocktails.”
What are you passionate about personally? What is your favorite way to spend a free weekend? “Good coffee and an even better book.”
What are some of your favorite things to do in the Dubuque area? “Spending Sunday afternoons at Council Hill Station. What draws me to it is its overly casual atmosphere and authenticity of the Americana jam sessions. Oh, and the beer.”
What do you enjoy most about Hotel Julien Dubuque? “It’s a big city luxury in a small city location.”
What is your personal motto? “Do to others as you would have them do to you.”
Please share a fun fact about yourself. “I built my first car engine when I was 16.”
Contact Kayla via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 563.588.5580.