Meet The Sales Team2023-07-25T12:20:22-06:00


Tyson Shay | Director of Sales

Making every client feel welcome at the Shoshone-Bannock Casino Hotel is a top priority for Sales Executive, Tyson Shay.

As a Shoshone-Bannock Tribal Member, upholding his culture is also a top priority for Tyson.  Within the Shoshone-Bannock culture, hospitality and giving are strong cultural traits, handed down from his ancestors. Historically, nobody went cold or hungry and everyone helped where needed.  This is a significant part of the culture that Tyson ensures is practiced through hospitality.

Tyson began working with the Shoshone-Bannock Casino Hotel in 2012 and oversees the Tribal Market segment.  He has an Associates of Science in Business from Idaho State University and received his Bachelor of Business Administration in 2021.  He has two sons, Trevyn 14, and DeReese 20.

Michelle Flores | Sales Executive

Ensuring the satisfaction of each guest as they arrive at the Shoshone-Bannock Casino Hotel has become the passion of Michelle Flores, Sales Executive. As the contact for social, military, education, religious and fraternal groups, Michelle has made the effort to learn the day-to-day operations, in other departments, to serve the many needs of her clients.

Given her positive experience at the Shoshone-Bannock Casino Hotel since 2015, she has looked to continue her career in the Hospitality Industry. Michelle is currently attending Idaho State University, pursuing a degree in Hospitality Management.

In her spare time, Michelle enjoys spending time with her family.

Natalie Smith | Sales Executive

Since the hotel grand opening in 2012, Sales Executive Natalie Smith, has gained over 7 years of experience working at the Shoshone Bannock Casino Hotel. She has found an appreciation for the hospitality industry in Southeastern Idaho.

As a member of the Fort Peck Assiniboine Sioux Tribes of Montana and someone who has lived most of her life in Pocatello, Natalie appreciates being able to work for and support local tribal businesses while also helping to contribute to the regional Idaho economies.

Natalie works mainly with Corporate and Association clientele.  It is her number one goal to provide each client with the best possible experience while at the Shoshone Bannock Casino Hotel, no matter the type of event.  Customer service and hospitality are Natalie’s greatest passions, and she hopes to continue sharing those passions with each guest she comes across.

Natalie is currently a student at Idaho State University working towards furthering her career within the hospitality and tourism industry.

Destiney Tinno | Sales Executive

For 30 years, Destiney has been serving the guests of Shoshone-Bannock Casino Hotel with pride.  She was first hired as a Bingo Floor Worker in February 1993.  She has worked in various departments since she first started and has always enjoyed marketing the most.  As she enjoys the connection with planning events and working with clients. She loves seeing the outcome of a successful event and seeing her guests happy, knowing they had a great experience.  Destiney is currently overseeing the Tribal Market segment of the Sales Team.

As a member of the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes Destiney is always looking for ways to make improvements and share her knowledge about the casino and tribes with visitors and other team members.  She wants people to know how far we have come as a tribe and gaming operation.

Destiney also cares deeply about her role as a mother and wife.  She met her husband while working at the casino and has three wonderful sons who she enjoys supporting in their school and academics.  She is currently working on her Bachelors in Business Administration with a Specialization in Marketing.

Tommie Auck | Sales Executive

Customer service is of the upmost importance to Sales Executive, Tommie Auck. She oversees the Internal Market Sector in her day-to-day duties and ensures that every guest has a positive experience at the Shoshone-Bannock Casino Hotel.

Tommie was raised in the Fort Hall Community amongst her Shoshone-Bannock people. Preserving her culture is very important to her and teaches her young daughter the values and importance of culture in today’s modern society.

Education is a top priority to Tommie. She began her studies at Salish Kootenai College in Pablo, Montana. She then transferred to Idaho State University where she is currently a junior pursuing her Associates of Science Degree.

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