Hilton Garden Inn-Cedar Falls, IA
Andy is the General Manager of the Hilton Garden Inn, Cedar Falls, Iowa. A native of Michigan he is a graduate of Belmont University and has been involved with the hospitality industry for over twenty years. Prior to joining ChrisBro Hospitality and the Hilton, Andy was the General Manager of Honey Creek Resort State Park in Southern Iowa and he served as Vice President of Resort Operations for Odyssey Development in Duluth, Minnesota. He also held various positions with Doubletree Hotels and The Coastal Hotel Group. Andy's work has taken him many places throughout the country including Sun Valley, Idaho, Palm Springs, California, and the British Virgin Islands.
Over the years Andy has served on several boards. His most recent positions include President of the Albia Chamber of Commerce, Secretary/Treasurer of the North Shore Scenic Byway Committee, Secretary of the Lutsen-Tofte Tourism Association and member of the Centerville Main Street board of directors. Andy has been an active member of Rotary for the past seventeen years.
Andy and his wife Lily live in Cedar Falls with their two sons Jackson, and Alex.
Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham, Rapid City, SD
Ezra is the General Manager of the Microtel Inn and Suites, Rapid City, South Dakota. He grew up in southern Minnesota and is a graduate of Augustana College in Sioux Falls, SD.
Ezra has been involved with ChrisBro and the hospitality industry since 2020 when he got his start as the Front Office Manager for the Tru by Hilton Rapid City Rushmore. He was promoted to General Manager in August 2021 of the first hotel ChrisBro opened in 2000. Working through the difficulties of a global pandemic, Ezra has shown an aptitude for managing his small team and focusing on building a new image for his property. Hospitality seems to be a great fit for Ezra, and it shows through his willingness to learn and adaptability to move between any position his property needs.
In his spare time, Ezra is an avid hiker and enjoys spending time exploring the Black Hills with his wonderful girlfriend, Michaela and their goofy dog, Naughty.
Hampton Inn by Hilton Rapid City
Kathryn Barker is the General Manager of the Hampton Inn by Hilton Rapid City, SD. Kathryn is originally from Wyoming, where she spent 10 years in Hospitality Management with National 9 Inc. While with National 9 Inc, Kathryn was a property General Manager and then promoted to a Regional Manager where she oversaw 3 hotels. Kathryn had not always been in hospitality and started her education in music, getting her first bachelor’s degree in Music Education. While working for National 9 Inc, Kathryn also completed her second bachelor’s degree in Business Management. Kathryn joined ChrisBro in 2020 to expand her brand knowledge and work with a growing company in a diverse and challenging market. Since joining ChrisBro, Kathryn also received her Master’s in Business Administration and a Master’s in Business Ethics.
In Kathryn’s free time she is an avid gamer, and you can still find her spending a lot of time doing music and teaching private lessons. Kathryn also enjoys traveling, fostering animals and spending time with her pets.
General ManagerHampton Inn & Suites by Hilton Rushmore & Tru by Hilton Rushmore
Bryan Dickey joined ChrisBro Hospitality in December 2021 to become the Dual General Manager of the Hampton Inn & Suites/Tru by Hilton in Rapid City, South Dakota. Bryan is a native of Michigan and attended Alpena Community College and Michigan State University with a major in Business Administration. Prior to joining ChrisBro Hospitality Bryan was the General Manager of a Sheraton in Tuscon, Arizona.
Bryan started his career cooking in restaurants and hotels, which is where he found his love for hospitality. Bryan has an extensive background in Hotel Operations as well as Food & Beverage Operations. Bryan's background also includes positions ranging from General Manager to Regional General Manager overseeing limited service, full service, resort, and independent hotels including Hilton, Marriott, and Radisson brands. His past tenure with Hilton includes working for Hilton Worldwide at the following locations: Fountain Bleu Hilton, Miami Airport Hilton, Palm Beach Hilton, Hilton at Walt Disney World, Hilton Palacio del Rio, and Atlanta Hilton & Towers.