The leadership team at Waterfall Resort has been together since 1980, when they converted the historic Waterfall Cannery into a high end, all inclusive Alaska fishing lodge. Ken Dole came to Waterfall Resort in 1980 and assumed the role as President and Managing Partner in 1984 along with two other General Partners, Ken Abe and Marj Boyd, from Hawaii.
Over the past 30 years, Waterfall Resort has assembled a strong, committed team to run the day-to-day operations and provide you with only the best in service and expertise. Our high rate of loyal professional fishing guides and resort employees is due to the pride we take in providing the best Alaska fishing experience we can – from the knowledgeable guiding to the historic property to the fish you take home beautifully packed to remember your Alaska sport fishing fun. Our team makes the difference. Perhaps that is why so many of our guests return to Waterfall Resort year after year.
Waterfall Resort Operations
Steve Cockrell, General Manager / 7 years
Scott McKelvey, Operations Manager / 20 years
Timothy Chappell, Executive Chef / 2 years
Ron Koch, Bartender / 22 years
Colleen Cockrell, General Store Supervisor / 7 years
Glenn “Babe” Wilks, Maintenance Supervisor / 7 years
Brigitte Malessa, Airlines Supervisor/ 1 year
Katie Skogen, Housekeeping Supervisor / 1 year
Whit Micek, Dockhand & Fishcutting Supervisor / 8 years
John Takata, Lead Guide / 18 years
Marketing, Reservations and Group Sales
Chuck Baird, Marketing Director / 24 years
Mike Dooley, Reservations Manager / 23 years
Nola McCamy, Sales Associate / 6 years
Geoff Stevens, Marketing Manager / 2 years
Lynn Robinson, Sr. Marketing Specialist / 1 year
Carol Stoop, Marketing Administrator / 2 years
Ken Dole, President and Managing Partner – 32 years
Pat Leary, Controller – 27 years
Melvin Newbill, Accounting – 28 years
Martha McAlpin, Accounts Payable – 23 years
In the early 1900s, Waterfall was the largest salmon packing plant on the West Coast of Prince of Wales Island. Like most canneries in Alaska, this remote operation on the Ulloa Channel was a complete, self- sufficient, temporary community. When the season was over, all but a few workers departed until the next summer’s migration.
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In the early 1900's, Waterfall was the largest salmon packing plant on the west coast of Prince of Wales Island. Like most canneries in Alaska, this remote operation on the Ulloa Channel was a complete, self- sufficient, temporary community. When the season was over, all but a few workers departed until the next summer's migration.