Meet our team of extraordinary and talented people!
Meet our team of extraordinary and talented people!
Bob Adolfson grew up in Spokane and attended Gonzaga Prep and Spokane Falls Community College. He then attended WSU’s School of Restaurant and Hospitality Services at Seattle University. Bob’s career started with Sheraton Hotels in Spokane followed by the Seattle Sheraton. He held positions of Banquet Manager, Catering Director and Food & Beverage Director. Later on, he moved to Aramark Corporation where he spent 16 years in a variety of lines of business – Convention Center, Major League Baseball, National Parks, and finally as National VP of Sales for the Sports and Entertainment division.
Bob and his wife, Kimberly, purchased the Glover Mansion in 2004 and started Red Rock Catering in 2009. The company has grown to presently owning and/or managing five facilities in the Spokane area.
Bob and Kimberly met at the Seattle Sheraton and have been married for 29 years. Kimberly is an Associate Professor at Cal State Fresno. They have two grown children – Meagan, who works and lives with her husband, Nick, in Washington DC and Kyle, who is finishing up his senior year at EWU before heading to South Korea to pursue a teaching career.
Executive Chef, Brandon Dallara, has been with Red Rock Catering from the beginning. “When Bob and Kim [Adolfson] bought the Glover Mansion in 2004, I came with the furniture!” according to Brandon. But his love of cooking began long before that when he was ten years old watching his father, Chef Steve Dallara, cook.
Chef Brandon studied Culinary Arts at Spokane Community College and has plied his trade not only for Red Rock Catering, but on opening teams for many local restaurants and as a personal chef. Steve Martin, Kareem Abdul Jabbar, and Michelle Obama are a few notables who have enjoyed Brandon’s cooking.
Brandon was born in California and raised in Spokane where he lives with his wife, Karen.
After all the planning and anticipation, after all of the food is cooked, the success of every event depends on the execution and service—that’s where Ellery Ena comes in.
From small town Stanfield Oregon, Ellery has been in Spokane for five years. After receiving a degree from EWU, she started her Career with the Spokane Public Facilities District as an Event Manager. She came to Red Rock because, according to her, “when you throw food and beverage into an event, that’s when it gets exciting!”
Managing multiple teams of captains, waiters, and event set up crews proves Ellery’s ability to lead a team. But at the end of the day she—and her team—know that the success of a business meeting, the memories of a bride, or the fun of a family reunion is dependent on friendly efficient service delivered professionally and on time.
In her spare time, Ellery enjoys traveling to new places, participating in sports, enjoying the outdoors, and other activities that keeps her adrenaline up like managing and operating events.
Jodie Laib was born and raised in Spokane. She has three boys, ages 25, 21 and 15, which keeps her busy and on her toes. She’s also a fraternal twin, and her twin sister lives in Dallas, TX. She does like to get down to see her as often as possible.
Her professional career includes being a family law paralegal, a service writer at a car dealership, and now event sales. She has been in event sales for about 10 years, and she loves this career path because it gives her a chance to interact with people. It is great to be able to give someone the wedding or event of their dreams, to be able to forge friendships that last long after the event has ended.
In her spare time, she enjoys time with her boys, travel, dinner with friends, wine tasting, and long days on the water.
Ryan Miller, Executive Sous Chef, is from Spokane and has been in Culinary since the age of 15. He has always had a passion for food and loves his job. He’s worked in a variety of kitchens and has a lot of experience in cooking and creating menus. He enjoys experimenting with new things in the kitchen and always loves trying new foods.
He loves the outdoors, camping, boating and hiking.
Holly Bernard-Jones was born and raised in Spokane but migrated west to attend school at the Art Institute of Seattle followed by the University of Washington (Go Huskies!). After growing up in the restaurant world, Holly started her career in hospitality at the Sheraton Seattle Hotel where she spent nine years in Convention Services and Banquets, gaining invaluable knowledge and experience in event planning and execution. With the desire to return home, Holly moved back to Spokane in 2016 and took the opportunity to join the Red Rock Catering team, first holding the position of Operations Manager and now, currently as Office Manager. Working with venues like the Glover Mansion and Chateau Rive are amazing, combining her loves of history, architecture and of course, events!
Outside of work, Holly enjoys spending as much time as possible with her boyfriend, friends and family. She also enjoys crafting, cooking, wine tasting and hosting her own events.
Demetrius is a Los Angeles, CA native. He relocated to Spokane in 2005 and attended Whitworth University. His event experience started with Centerplate as a Food and Beverage Captain. The house catering company for The Spokane Public Facilities. With his experience of managing a variety of events, he brings his niche of “Creating the Guest Experience” to Red Rock. According to him, “With the stress a client has organizing an event, the last thing they should have to worry about is the venue and set up. I get a kick at the “WOW” expression we receive when a client walks into the room”.
Before joining the Red Rock team, he worked for a locally owned gym called The Spokane Fitness Center for 3 years. Demetrius is very much into fitness and has played Football at the Collegiate Level as well as a few years of Semi-Pro for a local team the Spokane Wolf Pack. He is also the founder of a youth football camp called, Warrior Football Camp. It’s a camp that offers an instructional program for youth in incoming grades 3rd-10th It’s emphasis is on developing physical fitness, sportsmanship, teamwork, leadership, and character building.