Meet The Crazy 5!


Robert Gebhardt

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!


Sarah Flores

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.


Fernando Fidel Flores-Silva

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.


Kay Gebhardt

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.