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MOTEL UNDER NEW OWNERSHIP

By Ellen Babin

Pilot staff writer

After working since he was 15 in the hotel/motel business, Ken Bryan is trying something new – owning one.

After little more than a week owning Wild Rivers Motorlodge in Brookings, Ken, his wife Connie and one of their three sons, Eric, are divvying up the chores and learning the ins and outs of being in charge of everything little – and big.

After starting his career as a youth by smashing cardboard boxes in exchange for meals, Ken has 30 years experience in the hotel industry. His met his wife in a hotel in Klamath Falls.

He has worked in Colorado, Washington, Oregon, California, Montana and Idaho; the last of his jobs was the manager of a hotel in Pocatello, Idaho.

Missing the Oregon Coast and wanting to do something he hadn't done yet in the industry, Ken started looking for a motel that could sustain itself.

With help from hotel brokers and some luck, the family found the Wild Rivers Motorlodge, which proved to have a little more year round business, Ken said.

In addition, he said, the motel is the size he could operate with help from his wife and son, who wants to eventually run the business.

Connie, Eric and Ken

"literally do everything," pertaining to the business, Ken said.

His wife does the housekeeping, Eric is in charge of "engineering," including keeping up the grounds, and Ken is in charge of the front

desk and he helps with

the laundry.

Connie, Ken says, is his "right hand person, It is very much a partnership."

Wild Rivers Motorlodge has 30 rooms, some of the nicest rooms along the coast Ken said.

He has lots of plans pending for his new business, including more renovation and adding additional rooms.

For now, Ken is going to repaint red, white,and blue the three canoes that are the motel's focal point.

"My patriotic view is evident in all I do," Ken said.

He believes in being active in the community in which he lives. "After things run smoothly, I'd like to get involved in local politics," he said.

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