JESSIE HILL - GENERAL MANAGER
Educated under some of the best in the Seattle craft cocktail scene (and beyond), Jessie’s thrilled to marry her technical know-how to her personable instinct in the town she loves most, Olympia. “I want to make you the best drink you’ve ever had. If I’m doing my job right, you’ll be so infatuated with where you are, the easy conversation, the beautiful company that you won’t even notice the drink until I ask you. By then you’ll know you’re onto something really special”. As Dillingers General Manager she will bring knowledge, expertise and genuine warmth to your table.
CLAIRE DENUELLE - ASSISTANT MANAGER
Claire makes everything she does look easy despite being one of the hardest working women in the industry. She quickly rose through the ranks thanks to her talent and tenacity and has become one of Olympia’s most beloved bartenders - as well as one of the only who can take your order in French! Claire pours her whole heart into everything she chooses to do: as Assistant Manager she upholds the standards of Dillinger’s while breathing life and energy into all she touches.
KATIE RAINS - BARTENDER
Katie is one of those magical people you meet and just want to be around. She joined our team for the Christmas Miracle of 2018 & we all had so much fun that she stuck with us. By day, she works in food systems & has led several local nonprofits. By night, she loves bringing people together for food & drink & merriment. She’s bartended for the past 15 years, and specializes in making bitters, cordials, syrups & shrubs with local flavors. To sit at her bar is to experience something truly special. Come by for Sunday Supper & let her show you a good time!
adam wagner - bartender
Relatively new to the area, Adam came to Olympia by way of bars and restaurants in Kansas City, New Orleans, Puerto Rico, and Orcas Island. His cocktails (like his playlists) are a carefully crafted combination of all he’s learned across the country during his long time in the industry. Favorite liquor: Amaro. Favorite Beatle: Paul. Least Favorite Runt: Banana. When he’s not making us laugh behind the bar he enjoys playing the saxophone, roulette, biscuits and gravy and fishing.
caleb leonard - bartender, bar back, catch-all extraordinaire
Caleb Leonard is one of kind. He has approximately 10 years of experience in the restaurant industry and it shows: his genuine passion for cuisine, beverages and service is apparent the instant you talk to him. He has worked every position in a full-service restaurant from dishwasher to lead cook, host to general manager. You may recognize him from his participation as a co-owner of The Mouse Trap located in downtown Olympia.
luke simmons - bar back / host / dishwasher
Our beloved Luke is a southern transplant from Tennessee. He is sweet as pie, charming, loving and hardworking. When he isn’t keeping us entertained in the dish pit he entertains the masses as local Drag Queen Tess Tickle. Whether in costume or not, Luke is a larger than life breath of fresh air. In his off time, Luke enjoys spending time with his dogs, hiking with friends, and performing.
Madeline jennings - bar back / host / dishwasher
Born and raised in Olympia, WA, Maddie is the kind of gem we often wonder what we would do with out. She’s passionate about her community and the PNW in general. She spent the previous year living in Bogotá, Colombia and is happy to be back with her Dillinger’s family in 2019! When she’s not busy being the effervescent glue that keeps the good vibes at Dillingers thriving, she enjoys summertime, silliness, and delicious drinks on the other side of the bar!
KENDRA TAYLOR - CHEF
Kendra is a rare person. She has a vast knowledge base born of experience and grit and has been baptized by fire in beloved kitchens across the Pacific Northwest. Kendra marries an intense focus on detail to an internal creative drive and vision that is unique to her alone - her vibrancy is reflected in each dish she puts out.
Gillian smee - community outreach
Seattle transplant, Gillian Smee has spent the last seven years falling deeply in love with the Olympia scene. A devotee of great food, fabulous parties, and the perfect drink, she's committed to helping you celebrate all of life's moments in the finest style. In her spare time she produces shows as a member of TUSH! Burlesque, creates art installations and costumes, and hangs out with her cat Cat.