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Duane "Jake" Jacobson
Senior Partner

Thirty three years of self employment in a variety of businesses gives Jake the credentials to lead our company. Becoming a pilot in his thirties, ski in his forties and speak Spanish in his fifties; Jake has never been afraid to take on a challenge and bring it to a successful completion. Building and running his first hotel in 1994 with little or no experience Jake quickly fell in love with the hospitality industry. Since then Jake has expanded his knowledge of the industry and is personally involved in multiple hotel projects. Married for 35 years and the father of two; Jake loves to spend the winter months golfing and horseback riding in Costa Rica with a close eye on business back home.


Ryan Jacobson; CLM
Director of Hotel Operations

Ryan was introduced to the hotel industry three years ago when he was given the daunting task of turning around an over expensed 76 room Sleep Inn and Suites. Ryan adapted quickly to this situation and soon after developed a passion and desire to expand his knowledge of the industry. Ryan prides himself in driving revenue and cutting operating expenses while maintaining guest satisfaction. Ryan has completed several educational seminars with Choice Hotels International including Revenue Management, Profit Manager, and Sales & Marketing.  Through his training Ryan has recently become a Certified Lodging Manager. Prior to joining the hotel industry, Ryan had an extensive career in the construction industry becoming a Master Electrician in the State Of Michigan.  In his spare time Ryan enjoys golf, hockey and traveling.

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