Kelsey BerresControllerKelsey Berres, an innovative and driven accounting professional, joined as the Controller at Ledgestone Hospitality in May 2017. Kelsey strives to learn new ways of doing things and enjoys taking on new challenges. She is a team leader with over 6 years of management experience. She started her accounting career at a mid-sized accounting firm in the twin cities. She worked directly with many small businesses in a variety of industries but her focus was in the service, construction, and real estate industries. She has over 4 years of experience in federal and multi-state tax compliance as well as compiling, reviewing, and auditing financial records of corporate clients and producing financial statements. Kelsey maintained many client relationships over her years at the firm and was a key member of their small business client service department. During this time, Kelsey received her CPA designation in 2015.
Kelsey graduated from St. Cloud State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting, a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management and a minor in Real Estate. Kelsey is also a member of the Minnesota Society of CPA’s.
Kevin BierlPartnerKevin Bierl is a Partner and Chairman of the Board of Pacific West Hotels & Resorts, Inc. As founder of the company in 1993, he has led the company's overall development, investment, and strategic initiatives, in the development and acquisition of multiple hotels of various national brands of which are still owned today under subsidiary companies that include investor relationships. The hotel franchises currently associated with are: Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton, Country Inn & Suites by Carlson, Super 8 Hotel by Wyndham, AmericInn Hotel Suites by AmericInn International, Ramada Hotels by Wyndham, La Bellasera & Estes Park Resort, by Pacific West and are located in regions of Iowa, California, Colorado, Oklahoma, and Kansas.
His association in the real estate development and construction business continues as a family tradition which began in 1973 as a sales associate and franchisee of Iowa Realty Co. based in Des Moines, Iowa. While continuing to operate and manage the residential and commercial real estate business, he became involved in the development of real estate and developed and constructed many premium and quality projects throughout the Midwest and Southwest regions of the U.S. from residential single family homes, condominiums, apartments, condominium and conversions, mini-storage facilities, office buildings, retail shopping centers, and the development of raw land.
He has been involved in many charitable fund raising campaigns, served on many advisory boards, and assisted several cities planning departments with the design and development of new master planned communities. Through his passion for the hotel industry earned many national franchise awards for outstanding developments and exceptional guest satisfaction. Today he continues to leverage his strong reputation as a leader in the hotel and investment and development community.