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Vanessa Lopez

Meet the Team: Vanessa Lopez, Casino Server


Meet the Canterbury Park Team! To help you get to know the friendly faces you see when you come to Canterbury Park, we have introduced a new feature to the blog: Meet the Team.

Here, you’ll get a look at the people behind all the fun and games. Be sure to say hello next time you see them! Canterbury Park is now hiring seasonal and year-round positions. If you’re interested in joining the team, check out our Employment page.

Name: Vanessa Lopez

Job title: Casino Server

City: Shakopee

Canterbury Park: Who would play you in a movie about your life?

Vanessa Lopez: Selena Gomez because she is talented, genuine, and down to earth.

CP: What accomplishment are you most proud of?

VL: Getting my A.A. degree despite being a teen mom and I will be graduating with my Bachelor’s degree in the fall of this year.

CP: What’s something people might find surprising about you?

VL: I have two kids.

CP: What’s your favorite part about working at Canterbury Park?

VL: My coworkers are really cool, the hours are flexible, and the money is great.

CP: Would you rather win an Olympic medal, an Academy Award or Nobel Prize? Why?

VL: Nobel Prize, because it probably means I did something good in the world lol.

CP: If you could ask your pet three questions, what would they be?

VL: Do you love me? How bad do I annoy you? Is your dog food even good?

CP: If you could have a superpower, what would it be and why?

VL: Mind reading. That way I would know what the customers want even when they don’t notice me with my tray and they wouldn’t be able to call me back to the table nine times. LOL

CP: If you could be any animal, what would it be?

VL: A manatee. They are my favorite animal ever. All they do is eat and sleep.

CP: Who would you like to swap places with for a day?

VL: Margot Robbie because she is my favorite actress ever and she is goals. LOL

CP: Do you have a secret talent no one knows about?

VL: Not really, I’m pretty plain like vanilla.

Join the Team

Canterbury Park is now hiring over 400 positions for the 2018 live racing season.

A few of the perks of working at Canterbury Park:

  • Free live racing admission
  • Discounts at Canterbury Park food stands and gift shop
  • Minnesota Employee Recreation and Services Council discounts
  • Employee Scholarship Program
  • Community business discounts
  • Employee Referral Bonus Program
  • Competitive benefit packages for full-time and part-time employees


Join the team! See a list of full positions on our website.