Hailing from Sturgis, South Dakota, Jerry headed west and cut his teeth in the casino business, working for many years at Harrah's. He started as a dealer, then boxman and from there, as floor man, proceeding to pit administrator, and then acting Pit Manager.
In 1984, while working for Harrah's, Jerry saw a need, and through his own effort and determination to develop relationships and exceed the expectations of his casino guests, he "founded" the position of casino host. Since 1993, Jerry has been with the Peppermill, still hard at work maintaining old relationships and fostering new ones.
In his time off, Jerry's hobbies include hunting, golf, fishing, and sporting clays with his wife.