Our great Echo Lake Meat store is owned and operated by long time Alaskan resident Erick Watkins.
ERICK WATKINS - OWNER
Erick is an experienced businessman with a superior customer centric attitude and service first focus. His love for the great outdoors, hunting, fishing and service to his loyal customers is what excites him.
Karri Holmes - Store Manager
Hailing from the great state of Wyoming, Karri, manages Echo Lake like a well oiled machine. She has a heart of gold and an attitude that is always welcoming.
Schmoe Matison - Smoker
Do you enjoy our great variety of processed products? Schmoe is a smoking genius! One half to the smoking duo, he is a pivotal part to our internal R&D.
Patrick Thompson - Smoker
The nocturnal half of the smoking duo, Patrick, is working while we are all asleep! Thanks to Patrick we can sustain our shelves 24/7!
Russel AuBuchon - Butcher
A leader when it comes to customer service. His helpfulness and ability to accurately help customers is paramount for our team. He was born in Washington and grew up in the great outdoors.
Jessica Robblee - Cheese Specialist
One of our newest team members. Jessica has filled big shoes taking on the responsibility of crafting our world famous cheese dips!
Sam Schumacher - Game/ Fish Processor
Sam is one of the hardest, fastest, and most efficient workers at Echo Lake. Originally from South Dakota, he moved up after finishing his military contract and graduating from South Dakota State University.
Grandma Dee - Baker and Side Dish Crafter
Grandma Dee brings all of our great sides and breads to the shelf. Next time you stop in say hello! She always makes our day brighter when she is around, and is a beloved member of our team.
Cheney Sparks- Butcher
Born in Oregon, but raised in Alaska, Cheney, has a deep connection with the Kenai Peninsula. He enjoys being apart of the team that provides fresh and quality food to the community he grew up in. Like most of the staff, he loves the outdoors and what Alaska has to offer!
Deloma Watkins - Cashier & Charcuterie Crafter
Deloma is an artist through in through. Perfection is the only option. Each charcuterie board is perfectly designed to deliver the products in a compelling and visually aesthetic way.
Ryan (aka Kodiak) - A little bit of everything
Ryan was born in Kodiak and moved to the Peninsula a few years ago. Ryan loves to fish and thoroughly enjoys the outdoors and all Alaska has to offer! He is taking on many responsibilities around the shop and will be a crucial cog during July’s Sockeye run.
Maria Anderson- Packer
Maria hails from our great area of the Kenai River and fills the gaps in production to the buying shelf. Maria is another rigid piece to the Echo Lake puzzle!
Echo Lake Superior Meats is superior because of our amazing staff!