Luke Appleton

Luke Appleton
Apprentice Extraordinaire

Luke joined our Apprentice Class in January 2022 and we're so glad he is here! Luke is learning so much and we love having him on our team. Luke always brightens our day with his sarcasm and he's gotten really good at using the band saw. He frequently cuts items like strip steaks, bone-in ribeyes and lamb chops. Before coming to Buzz, Luke worked at Kanawha County Ambulance Authority and grew up in Philadelphia. If Luke's not in the meat shop, you can frequently find him snacking on Olivia's candy in the office. Quite ironic because he is a type one diabetic. 

Favorite Cut of Meat: Ribeye

The Song that Describes Your Life: I Want Candy

Favorite Dance Move: Cupid Shuffle

Favorite Side Dish: Mac 'n Cheese

Best Concert You've Attended: Metallica, 5 times!

Since joining the Buzz team, Luke has received the following trainings:

  • Personal Hygiene
  • Cleaning and Sanitation
  • Knife Safety
  • Beef Quality Assurance
  • Erica Voogd Consulting Consultation
  • Rochester Midland Chemical Safety Training
  • Certified Angus Beef Brand Experience Training

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Jason Halstead

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Bruce Hannigan

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Chris Knapp

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J.R. Higginbotham

Deliveryperson Extraordinaire

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Deliveryperson Extraordinaire

Estavon Bowles

Packaging and Labeling

Jim Sturm


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Visionary Leader

Keith Adams

Operations Manager

Olivia Jones

Operations Specialist

Dan Schumacher

Business Development

Jacob Quick

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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

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Anthony Henderson

Driver and Warehouse Associate

Tommy Underwood

Apprentice Extraordinaire