Executive Leadership


Executive Officer and President

Mr. Harmon has been Chief Executive Officer and President at Evergreen Gaming Corporation since June 12, 2012. Mr. Harmon started his career in Los Angeles with Arthur Anderson & Co. and has been a Certified Public Accountant for over 20 years.

Mr. Harmon moved to Washington State and worked 15 years for the Washington State Gambling Commission. He was managing the commission’s Financial Investigation Unit in 2002 when he left to assist the Silver Dollar corporate group expand from four to eleven card rooms.

His company, Harmon Consulting, has performed licensing, accounting, and regulatory compliance services for primarily card room licensees in Washington State over the past decade.

Mr. Harmon is a graduate of California State University at Northridge and is a Certified Public Accountant.


Chief Financial Officer

Ms. Kathy Dirks has been the Chief Financial Officer of Evergreen Gaming Corporation since November 11, 2010.

Ms. Dirks has 25 years of accounting experience in the hospitality industry, including 18 years as Controller for Westin Hotels, Society Expeditions, Pasta & Co, and Taco del Mar.

She joined Washington Gaming, Inc., in 2003 and has spent three years as Assistant Controller and four years as Controller.

She graduated in 1980 from Central Washington University with degrees in Accounting and Finance, and has passed the CPA exam.

Board of Directors

Leonard Libin

Mr. Leonard Libin, Len, has been Vice President and Secretary of Evergreen Gaming Corporation since July 2010. Mr. Libin is the Owner of Grand Casino Equipment & Management Ltd. Mr. Libin served as President of Evergreen Gaming Corporation from June 2009 to July 2010. He has been the Chairman and Director of Evergreen Gaming Corporation since June 2012 and October 2006 respectively.

Larry J. Hoff

Mr. Larry J. Hoff served as a Broker at Prudential NW Realty and most recently as the owner of the Larry J. Hoff Realty firm since 2007. Mr. Hoff has more than 35 years of experience in the residential and commercial brokerage business. He has been a Director of Evergreen Gaming Corporation since November 2010. Mr. Hoff is a licensed Real Estate Broker in the greater Seattle metropolitan area.

Steve Michels

Steve Michels has 15 years of senior management gaming experience with operations in several states. He is the owner and manager of Michels Development, LLC, which has owned, operated and financed several successful card rooms in Washington State, and owned the Chips and Palace Casinos in Lakewood prior to their acquisition by the Company.

Laurence Smith

Laurence Smith served as Commercial Loan Officer at Banner Bank.  He retired in 2010 from Banner Bank, a commercial bank with 86 branches, headquartered in Walla Walla, Washington, and was the Company’s Washington State banking advisor for several years.  Laurence Smith has been a Director of Evergreen Gaming Corporation since January 5, 2011.