Meet the Casino Marketing Team


Josh Robinson       Gerard Johnson       Dean Davis

Josh Robinson

Vice President of Marketing

Josh began his career in the casino industry in 2006 as a Hotel Housekeeping Houseman. Since then, he has successfully worked up the ranks at Boomtown Bossier City and Margaritaville Bossier City before landing his current position as Vice President of Marketing here at L’Auberge. Leading the Marketing team with skill, enthusiasm and experience, Josh strives to have the best casino marketing team in the business.

Gerard Johnson

Director of Casino Marketing

While attending McNeese State University, Gerard entered the casino world as a dealer at Players Casino in 1994. Since then, he's worked in Table Games, Casino Cage, Transportation, Buffet, to name a few. In 2011, Gerard he began his career at L'Auberge and is proud to be part of the team.

Dean Davis

Player Development Manager

A veteran of more than 30 years in the travel and tourism industry, Dean is responsible for all L’Auberge casino hosts, as well as VIP services and transportation. With 8 years at L’Auberge, Dean is committed to offering each and every guest with the VIP treatment.


Charlie Bartlett       Chuck Creedon       Maria Francis       Travis Heisser

Charlie Bartlett

Executive Casino Host

Originally from Des Moines, Iowa, Charlie is a graduate of The University of Iowa with a passion for family and sports. He began his career at L’Auberge in 2012 and strives to make your next visit a magical and memorable experience.

Chuck Creedon

Executive Casino Host

Chuck has more than 42 years in the hospitality industry and has worked in numerous casinos including in Atlantic City, New Jersey, San Juan, Puerto Rico, to name a few. As an Executive Casino Host, he is hardworking and excited to welcome guests to L’Auberge.

Maria Francis

Executive Casino Host

A native of the West Virginia/Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania area, Maria began her career at L’Auberge in the Retail Department and has been a Host for over two years. She’s currently working toward a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Marketing.

Travis Heisser

Executive Casino Host

At L’Auberge since 2011, Travis started as a Valet Attendant and has held numerous positions in the casino hotel arena. A big fan of golf, travel and his dog, Travis is dedicated to making each and every visit a legendary one.
Dennis Le       Yiting Liu       Minh Nguyen       Lucy Nixon

Dennis Le

Player Development Executive

Born and raised in Houston, Dennis has 10 years of experience in the casino industry including in Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. He looks forward to using his hospitality background to ensure guests have a positive and memorable experience.

Yiting Liu

Player Development Executive
Languages: Mandarin Chinese & English

Yiting’s career with L’Auberge began in 2014. Using her Master’s Degree in Hospitality Administration from Conrad H. Hilton College/University of Houston, Yiting looks forward to building loyal relationships with her guests.

Minh Nguyen

Executive Casino Host
Languages: Vietnamese & English

With more than 27 years of casino experience, Minh is an asset to L’Auberge. His career began as a dealer on the casino floor and he has been an integral part of the Casino Marketing team for 11+ years. Minh makes each and every one of his guests’ visits to L’Auberge special.

Lucy Nixon

Executive Casino Host

Lucy has more than 20 years of experience in the casino industry beginning at Harrah’s in Juliet, Illinois. She has worked with guests in numerous casinos in Illinois, North Carolina and Las Vegas. Lucy is committed to making every visit memorable.
Dennis Noel       Uyen Nguyen       Ivan Oviedo       An Phan

Dennis Noel

Executive Casino Host

Dennis is a native of Shreveport who has traveled the world as a child of his military family. His career began in the casino world in 2014 in the food and beverage department then transitioned to Executive Casino Host role. Dennis wants to make every guest’s experience exceptional.

Uyen Nguyen

Executive Casino Host
Languages: Vietnamese & English

Born in Vietnam, Uyen came to the United States to attend McNeese State University. After graduation, she began her career at L’Auberge. Uyen looks forward to building lasting relationships with guests.

Ivan Oviedo

Executive Casino Host

A proud veteran of the United States Air Force, Ivan has traveled the world. He came to L’Auberge as a Slot Supervisor in 2007 and has moved up the ranks to Executive Casino Host. He looks forward to providing extraordinary customer service.

An Phan

Executive Casino Host
Languages: Vietnamese & English

An comes to L’Auberge with a Master of Business Administration (MBA) and Bachelor of Finance from McNeese State University. She’s been working in the casino industry for more than 5 years. An believes in going the extra mile to ensure each guest’s visit is pleasant.
Roger Russell       Felicia Carpenter       Zach Heber       Lauretta Hines

Roger Russell

Executive Casino Host

Originally from New York, Roger began his casino career as a blackjack dealer more than 20 years ago at Turning Stone Casino. Roger transitioned to Poker Room Manager, Casino Shift Manager then Executive Casino Host. He is dedicated to excellent guest service.

Felicia Carpenter

Casino Host

Felicia began her career at L’Auberge in 2008 as a VIP Reservations Agent and is excited about her role as Casino Host, which she’s had over 10 years. Felicia pride and joy are her 9 grandchildren. She looks forward to making your experience a legendary one.

Zach Hebert

Casino Host

Zach started at L’Auberge as a Valet Attendant in 2015 while attending McNeese State University where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Marketing. As a casino host, he is committed to building lasting relationships with guests.

Lauretta Hines

Casino Host

A native of Houston, Lauretta “Sunshine” joined the L’Auberge team in 2005. She has had the roles of Player Development Coordinator, Manager of VIP Reservations and Casino Host. Lauretta loves seeing a smile on her guests' faces.
Emanti Jones       Huong Le       Kelly Smithers

Emanti Jones

Casino Host

Emanti joined the L’Auberge team in 2016 as a Front Desk Agent, then was promoted to VIP Check-in Agent and Concierge, where she gained valuable experience with our customers. As a Casino Host, Emanti looks forward to providing excellent guest service.

Huong Le

Casino Host
Languages: Vietnamese & English

New to the team, Huong is proud to have worked for L’Auberge for a year, starting on the mychoice® team. With an MBA degree from McNeese State University, Huong is excited to be part of the team.

Kelly Smithers

Casino Host
Languages: Thai & English

Originally from Bangkok, Thailand, Kelly has a Bachelor’s Degree in Mass Communication from McNeese. At L’Auberge, she’s excelled in hotel management and joined the Player Development team in early 2019. She’s ready to bring memorable experiences to guests.