Annie Stroud

Annie Stroud
Administrative Manager

Annie joined Buzz in August 2018 as the Project Manager for our expansion project, Appalachia Abattoir.  Annie comes to Buzz with years of experience studying and improving local food systems and recently authored the definitive work on local opportunities in the meat business, titled "Beefing Up Appalachia" which is linked below.  Annie grew up on a farm in Greenbrier County, where her parents still live.  In her free time she plays old-time fiddle.  Annie can be reached at or 304-925-4781 x114.

Favorite Cut Of Meat: Coulotte 

Favorite Side Dish: Southern-style Greens and/or Biscuits

Best Advice You've Received: Clean The Kitchen As You Go - Thanks Mom!

Favorite Outdoor Smell: The Woods

Splurge Grocery Item You Haven't Splurged On Yet: One of everything in the fancy cheese case

Food Item You Can't Live Without: Bread & Coffee

Since Joining the Appalachian Abattoir team, Annie has completed the following Trainings:

  • OSHA-10 Certified
  • Beef Quality Assurance Certified
  • Certified Angus Beef Associates Training
  • Certified as a Preventive Controls Qualified Individual
  • Bovine Emergency Response Plan Certified
  • Certified as a Hazard Analysis Crticial Control Plan Individual 
  • Bloodbourne Pathogen Training

More Team

Dickinson Gould


Angela Gould

Chief Operating Officer

Vickie Vassar

Director of Purchasing

Robert Tyler

Charleston & Clendenin, WV

Taylor Jones

Accounts Receivable

Sierra Jones

Office & Food Safety Manager

John Haddy, Jr.

General Manager

Brian Reed

Harvest Floor Supervisor

Jason Halstead

Meat Production

Chris Linville

Meat Cutter

Bruce Hannigan

Meat Cutter

Chris Knapp

Parkersburg, Morgantown, & Huntington, WV


Office Dog Retiree

Bethel Pierson

Meat Cutter

J.R. Higginbotham

Deliveryperson Extraordinaire

Dave Cole

Deliveryperson Extraordinaire

Estavon Bowles

Packaging and Labeling

Jim Sturm


Dick Gould, Jr.

Visionary Leader

Annie Stroud

Administrative Manager

Keith Adams

Operations Manager

Olivia Jones

Sales Assistant

Dan Schumacher

Business Development

Charles Galloway

Apprentice Extraordinaire

Tommy Underwood

Apprentice Extraordinaire

Jacob Quick

Charleston, WV

Brian Nephew

Value-Added Production

Luke Appleton

Apprentice Extraordinaire

Megan Parsons

Marketing and Communications Manager

Evan Dillon

Meat Production

Al Jones

Head of Maintenance

Tim Arden

Meat Production

Alex Kinningham

The Ground Beef Guy

Harlie Davis

Administrative Assistant

Anthony Henderson

Driver and Warehouse Associate

Eric Nixon

Warehouse Associate