Monday, November 26, 2012
Kenai Profiles: Todd Laflamme
I first met Todd in 1982 when we both enrolled at the University of Alaska-Fairbanks. Todd came from Connecticut and I came from Minnesota. We lived in the same dorm and it didn't take too long to figure out we had a lot of similar interests. I'll have to say some of my best adventures in college happened with Todd. Hiking, fishing, and camping from Denali to Homer, whenever we had any extended time off we would try find a way to get out and explore Alaska. We still try to do this even today.
Since graduation Todd has lived in Anchorage. He worked for the Alaska Department of Fish and Game for many years but now works with his father-in-law and son at Northern Meats, a wholesale meat distributor located in Anchorage. Keep that in mind whenever you're ordering a steak at restaurant in Alaska.....it probably came from the crew at Northern Meats.
Here's Janet and Todd in the spring of 2012 walking the beaches near Ninilchik in pursuit of razor clams.
I do feel bad that I don't have any photos of Todd's in-laws, Jerry and Donna to post. They too have been down to fish and dig clams but I fortunately did not have my digital camera with me when they were here. I'll get 'em next time.
No other way to end this profile other than saying: amigo, brother, bud, pal, compadre, cohort, comrade, dip net deck boss, walker of dogs, procurer of meat, cleaner of clams, call Todd what you will, he's just a good guy and a good friend.