Jonathan Boulware was raised in Las Vegas, NV and graduated from Bishop Gorman High School. After high school, he attended and graduated from Stanford University, where he received his Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology.
He began his hospitality/gaming career at Mirage Resorts Inc. in Las Vegas, NV in their management development program at the Mirage Hotel/Casino. After graduating from the program, he worked at the Mirage in casino operations as a Table Games Dealer and later as a Supervisor in the Baccarat Room. After working in casino operations, he was promoted to an Executive Host in casino marketing; he worked in this position for four years.
Jonathan then joined the hotel division at the Mirage where he worked as the Director of Hotel Services and was later promoted to the Director of Hotel Operations. He became a member of the MGM Resorts, Inc. team, as the Vice-President of Hotel and Food & Beverage for Primm Valley Resorts when MGM Resorts merged with Mirage Resorts.
While at MGM Resorts he also became a Diversity Champion Instructor. As a Diver¬sity Champion Instructor, he coached and motivated managers and supervisors to understand the importance of recognizing, accepting, and valuing the diversity of thought from all people in all job classifications within the company.
After six years at MGM Resorts, he joined Station Casinos in Las Vegas, NV as the Assistant General Manager at the Sunset Station Hotel and Casino. While at Station Casinos, he was also promoted to the General Manager of the Wild Wild West Hotel/ Casino and the Rancho Wildfire Casino.
Jonathan and his family moved to Reno, NV in 2008 where he joined Jacobs Entertainment Inc. as the General Manager of the Gold Dust West Hotel and Casino in Carson City, NV. He served as the General Manager for eight years before he was promoted to the Nevada Regional Vice-President for Jacobs Entertainment Inc. In his current role, Jonathan leads the three Gold Dust West Casino/ Hotel properties and the Sands Regency Hotel/Casino. He also serves as the spokesperson for the current large district development project in west downtown Reno by Jacobs Entertainment.
In October he will publish his first book, Take Control of Your Body Before It Takes Control of You: 50 Success Actions to Achieve a Healthy Body and a Confident Mind.
He lives in South Reno with his wife of 26 years, Yvette and his 14-year-old daughter, Beth.