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Local dad's family works within local companies

Chris Gellner enjoyed his job so much, he spread the wealth, and his reach was fairly familial.

Four members of his family are employed by or within Station Casinos properties.

Gellner is director of table games at Aliante Station, 7300 Aliante Parkway. His wife, Mindi Gellner, is an internal auditor for corporate headquarters. His father-in-law, Rick Scheer, is director of slot operations at Texas Station, 2101 Texas Star Lane. His brother-in-law, Ritchie Scheer, works for a Regal Cinema within a Station property.

Chris Gellner started as a dealer seven years ago and moved up the ranks before the other family members showed interest, he said.

"My wife saw that I was excelling and moving up, and that's a good company to work for," he said.

Mindi Gellner was a stay-at-home mom to the couple's three children, and she joined the Station Casinos team three years ago. Her dad joined a year later. His first gig was at his son-in-law's property.

"It was interesting seeing him walk the floor on a daily basis," he said.

On their off time, the Scheers and Gellners frequent Station properties near their Centennial Hills and Summerlin homes. The family goes together to movies, concerts and bowling, Gellner said. Mindi Gellner made memories with her kids bowling on Christmas while their dad worked, she said.

Gellner said he's glad his wife and in-laws share in his work pride.

"I'm just happy that I know they are with a good company, and they're happy," he said.

Contact Centennial and North Las Vegas View reporter Maggie Lillis at or 477-3839.