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Management Summary

Kingfishers is owned and operated by Ausable Wulff and Brassie Nymph. Ausable is an Army Veteran and comes from a background in Federal Law Enforcement. He brings his motivation for success, ability to lead people, and knowledge of the industry to this venture where he feels he can be very successful. Ausable has started one company in the industry where he has invented products for the hunting and fishing industry, applied for and received patents, and wholesales the products to Fly Shops and Hunting stores around the state. He accomplished this with limited capital and in his spare time during nights and weekends. He will use this “can do” positive attitude to expand Kingfishers, and make it a great place where both customers and employees want to be.

Brassie Nymph is Ausable’s sister, a fly fishing enthusiast and former manager of The Lodges at Creek X. She brings 15 years of management and financial experience to the business, and will be in charge of the Kingfishers cabins.

7.1 Personnel Plan

We are basing our personnel table below on the historic season and guiding dates of the area. The owner (and other independently-contracted guides) will guide clients on the river while one employee will be needed to assist customers and watch the store while the owner is gone. The additional employee will be especially beneficial during the extremely busy months of July, August and September. We are estimating that the employee will increase revenue enough to more than pay for the salary being paid to him. Independently-contracted guides are not employees – expenses for their payments can be found in the Profit and Loss statement.

Brassy Nymph will not draw a salary in the first year, but will have access to at-cost fly fishing equipment during the trout season, when we will need her help as manager of the lodging cabins. She will begin to draw a salary in the second year. 

After the first year, we will evaluate how many employees will be needed to staff the store for the upcoming season.  Based on projected growth rates we are estimating that hiring two employees the second year would be prudent.

Personnel Plan
Year 1 Year 2 Year 3
Owner Operator $15,600 $17,000 $20,000
Cabin Manager (Brassie) $0 $10,000 $15,000
Part Time Employee $12,600 $25,200 $25,200
Name or Title or Group $0 $0 $0
Total People 3 5 5
Total Payroll $28,200 $52,200 $60,200