Peter Pan Seafood will acquire Trapper’s Creek Smoking Co.

Peter Pan Seafood officials say they have signed a letter of intent for an asset purchase of Trapper’s Creek Smoking Co., including a smokehouse facility in Anchorage and its brands Copper River Smoking Company, Alaska’s Best, Trapper’s Creek, and Eat Like a Grizzly.

Rodger May, Peter Pan’s chief growth officer, said the company is eager to expand with the addition of smoking capabilities and the growth of its footprint in Alaska.  

“We are committed to creating jobs in Alaska and in the U.S., and this is another example of that commitment,” he said. 

Andi Wahry, current owner of Trapper’s Creek Smoking Co., will stay on in an advisory role to ensure a smooth transition.

“I’ve always envisioned a long and successful path for this company,” Wahry said. “I’m excited to see how the brand will thrive with Peter Pan at the helm.”

Peter Pan, a vertically integrated seafood firm, came under new ownership in 2021, bringing the company back under U.S. and Alaska ownership, with a focus on value-added sales channels.


The ownership group is Rodger May of Northwest Fish, the Na’-NukInvestment Fund, LP — managed by McKinley Alaska Private Investment, LLC and McKinley Capital Management, LLC — and the RRG Global Partners Fund, which is managed by RRG Capital Management, LLC.