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A Family

Angie Huff Director of Human Resources
Angie Huff Director of Human Resources

You could call me the therapist, big sister, old wise one, tear wiper, policy officer, judge, rule maker, enforcer, peacekeeper, life of the party, cheerleader, watchdog, gatekeeper — or as most know it, the HR director. I started in HR in 2002, by happenstance! I was a supervisor in the tele-sales department of MBNA America and the HR admin had gone on maternity leave. The HR Director asked if I’d lend a hand, and it was a natural fit! I’ve been in HR in many fields, but I found my passion in Hospitality. Today, among the slew of HR responsibilities (which I’ll spare you), I also sit on our SCLT (Support Center Leadership Team), manage our onboarding process, and ensure that our DKN team members live by our culture and values.

Shalini Patel Payroll Administrator
Shalini Patel Payroll Administrator

I got here by default, but if there was ever a fluke, this was the best one to have happened. About 13 years ago, Jeanie was getting a little overloaded, so I took on the responsibility of Payroll and taught myself the ropes — from figuring out how things needed to work, to learning the systems and processes. The initiatives I am most proud of and where I got to make a significant difference, was in the development and implementation of the HR/Payroll, T&A and SOP systems, allowing for streamlining and easy adoption. We at DKN strive to make a difference, and you can see that in one my favorite programs — Home Away from Home. Hearing about the passion our team members have to make guests feel at home during our Friday stand-ups is a great way to end the week.

Angie Huff Director of Human Resources
Angie Huff Director of Human Resources

You could call me the therapist, big sister, old wise one, tear wiper, policy officer, judge, rule maker, enforcer, peacekeeper, life of the party, cheerleader, watchdog, gatekeeper — or as most know it, the HR director. I started in HR in 2002, by happenstance! I was a supervisor in the tele-sales department of MBNA America and the HR admin had gone on maternity leave. The HR Director asked if I’d lend a hand, and it was a natural fit! I’ve been in HR in many fields, but I found my passion in Hospitality. Today, among the slew of HR responsibilities (which I’ll spare you), I also sit on our SCLT (Support Center Leadership Team), manage our onboarding process, and ensure that our DKN team members live by our culture and values.

Shalini Patel Payroll Administrator
Shalini Patel Payroll Administrator

I got here by default, but if there was ever a fluke, this was the best one to have happened. About 13 years ago, Jeanie was getting a little overloaded, so I took on the responsibility of Payroll and taught myself the ropes — from figuring out how things needed to work, to learning the systems and processes. The initiatives I am most proud of and where I got to make a significant difference, was in the development and implementation of the HR/Payroll, T&A and SOP systems, allowing for streamlining and easy adoption. We at DKN strive to make a difference, and you can see that in one my favorite programs — Home Away from Home. Hearing about the passion our team members have to make guests feel at home during our Friday stand-ups is a great way to end the week.

Rita Lopez Human Resources Coordinator
Rita Lopez Human Resources Coordinator

This year will mark my 11th year at DKN, where I now serve as the HR Coordinator. I came to DKN through family; two of my sisters are former DKN Team Members, who described DKN as being the perfect fit for me and my kids. They were right, as usual. Who gets to celebrate their boss’ birthday by playing volleyball, hiking and having tea at his home? We strive to make a home away from home, be it at our hotels or at support center. This, I think, is why I’m most motivated to come to work — so I can create a home away from home, here at support center.