About ASE Resorts
Make your next vacation one you and your family will enjoy and remember for a lifetime.Alaksa Sportsfishing Expeditions is a collection of three Alaskan Fishing Lodges that is family owned and opperated. We have a deep running commitment to help our guests
General Manager Clover Pass ResortRussell Thomas was born and raised in Ketchikan, where he started working in the resort business when he was a teenager. He has worked in housekeeping, as a front desk clerk, dishwasher, bookkeeper, and in fish processing.
Russell served an LDS church mission in Tokyo, Japan and spent time studying business at both Brigham Young University and Utah State University before moving back to Ketchikan in 1999 to work for The Cedars Lodge.
After managing the dock at The Cedars Lodge, Russell took over as general manager in 2000. In 2003, Alaska Sport fishing Expeditions purchased Clover Pass Resort, and Russell moved from The Cedars to take the General Manager's position at Clover Pass.
Russell and his wife Leah have three girls and one boy. Russell serves on the local school board and enjoys singing, playing the piano, and writing his own music. He also holds a private pilot's license and a general contractor's license.
Dock and Marina Manager Clover Pass ResortJeremy Merrill moved to Ketchikan as a teenager and fell in love with the ocean, the wildlife, and his wife! Family took him further north to Fairbanks, AK where he spent a number of years working for Fort Knox Gold Mine. Jeremy served an LDS church mission in Raleigh, NC before returning to Alaska.
After getting married in 2001, Jeremy returned to Ketchikan and began working for The Cedars Lodge as a summer hand; which allowed time to study during the winter months. He worked as the dock manager at The Cedars Lodge before moving into the dock and marina manager position at Clover Pass Resort in 2004.
Jeremy and his wife Jaylyn have a three year old daughter and a new son. Jeremy enjoys traveling, fishing, and deep sea diving.