Elvira Yazzie

Slot Technician II

From her first job as a Soft Count Supervisor for Navajo Gaming in 2008, to her current position as a Slot Tech II, Elvira Yazzie said she has found much enjoyment in helping build and put a casino floor together with the help of other team members.

“During my time with the casino, I’ve met very many faces that came and went and came back again,” she said. “I enjoyed my time with the company and had so much fun putting in some honest hard work with body aches, sweat, and pain. I put a lot of hard work into this company.”

Yazzie, born for Mexican People and Tangle People clans, began working at the age of 16 at Dairy Queen with her aunt and cousin in Phoenix. She graduated from high school in 1999 and started off working at Fire Rock Casino Navajo Nation Gaming Enterprise as a Soft Count Supervisor. She was eventually promoted to her current position in 2012.

Although the people she looked up to no longer work there, she’s very thankful to have a job and to be close to home and family. In her spare time, she likes to stay home, watch movies, cook, and spend time with her family.

Her advice to others is this:

“Appreciate your job, make it to work even though you might not like it, mind your business, do your job and keep your nose clean,” Yazzie said. “Get up for work even though some days may be rough and tough. Just make the best of it because it pays your bills.”