Hello everyone, I’m Rob Gebhardt, the chef of the Crazy 5. I’ve been a professional cook for 27 years, managing kitchens that ranged from high volume Italian trattorias to swanky yacht clubs to farm to table diners. I grew up in restaurant kitchens, my grandmother was an amazing southern cook and restaurant owner and she sparked my passion for really good food and the care it takes to create it. My wife, Kay, and I have called Yreka home since 2006, and have gotten to know so many new friends through cooking at local eateries and volunteering our services to fundraising events and friends catered weddings. Besides being best friends, Kay and I make a great team, as she bakes heavenly sweets and creates exceptional desserts. When I’m not cooking, you’ll find me playing guitar and singing for all I’m worth in the band Honeyglove, also usually at a fundraiser! We love our community, this wonderful mix of such diverse people with the unity and will to pull together and help one another. Cheers all! Let’s eat!
I'm Sarah Flores, locally born and raised in Siskiyou county and now raising my son, Regino, here with my husband, Fernando. Having grown up in this community and loving it, my goal is to create a valuable asset to our community by providing a place of fun, arts, music and culture. My background is in organizational leadership and event planning, so booking and marketing all of the many events we're hosting at both The Empire Music Hall and The Rex Club is exactly where I want to be. Walking into our place and seeing my community really enjoy what they are experiencing is what motivates me to continue building in Yreka. When I'm not working I enjoy traveling to new places with my pack on my back, cooking, gardening and catching live music.
Greetings fellow earthlings, my name is Fernando Fidel Flores-Silva and I provide a lot of the audio and visual experience you get at the Empire Music Hall and Rex Club. I have been a professional audio engineer for the last 20 years. My career began at 16 when I learned to setup and operate the p.a. system for my dad’s bands in the San Francisco Bay Area. Soon after I began recording my own music demos in my bedroom on a cassette tascam portastudio. After the audio recording bug bit me I took up classes in audio at the California Recording Institute in San Francisco where I learned to record on analog equipment to tape (not computers, TAPE). I put myself through school by immersing myself into the world of live concerts working as a stagehand and eventually Front of House Engineer. I worked on live concerts from the likes of Liza Minelli, Dwight Yoakam, Brad Paisley, George Benson, Dave Brubeck, Train and Natalie Merchant. After graduating audio school I opened my own studio in Oakland and also interned at other studios where I got to work on projects by Green Day, Zion I, The Living Legends, Blackaliscious and Keith Urban. All this experience in the audio industry eventually landed me a job in Weed, CA at Radio Star Studios where I worked as a house engineer and trained several young apprentices in the art of recording and project/stage management. I met my wife Sarah shortly after moving to Weed and eventually landed in Yreka where we established our family and opened the Music Hall on Miner St, with my recording studio, Chromaphonic Recordings, right up stairs. It's my intention to provide a community minded entertainment venue in Siskiyou county that will cater to everyone regardless of labels, as long as you treat everyone with dignity and respect.
Hello everyone, Kay Gebhardt here, one very proud member of “The Crazy 5”. I was born and raised just outside Boston Massachusetts, the youngest of six very loving, very different siblings. My mom was a homemaker and Dad was a career fire fighter as was his father before him.
I started my life long career in the restaurant business at age 14 as the “coat check girl” at a local eatery. Recognizing my strong work ethic, it wasn’t long before I was offered a position bussing tables, waiting tables and then hostessing, solidifying my love for the service industry. Later I moved to New Hampshire’s upper valley, where I raised two amazing daughters while working at Sweet Tomatoes Trattoria, where I met the love of my life, Rob Gebhardt. It wasn’t until then that I tried my hand at “the back of the house” work, in the Kitchen of The Lake Sunapee Yacht Club. There I found a passion for baking and a higher respect for the work that goes into running a restaurant.
Together Rob and I decided to leave our beloved New England and head west. We landed in Yreka around 2007 and quickly established strong loving friendships and a place to call home. I feel confident, with my husband Rob at my side, we can provide a unique and memorable dining experience for our much loved community.