About Us

deep creek lake girlsFirst of all, we want to thank you for using DeepCreekList.com. We have put a lot of time and effort into this website to make it useful for all of you. We hope you enjoy it as much as we enjoy working on it!

We are local sisters, born and raised in Oakland, MD and we have spent most of our working and living in Deep Creek Lake. As locals, sometimes even we don’t know what is going on around here.. and it is hard for residents and vacationers to see everything that the area has to offer in one place. We can’t tell you how many times tourists have approached us asking what to see, what to do, where to eat, where to drink, where to take kids, which state parks to visit….

Well you’re welcome DCL fans! Now you can find everything you need quickly and easily in one place from your computer, tablet, or mobile device. We built this site with vacationers, locals, and businesses in mind to bring the areas treasures all to one place.

Meet Hannah Watkins:

Hannah Watkins Deep Creek LakeI was born and grew up in Oakland, MD and spent the majority of my time working and playing in Deep Creek Lake, MD. After graduating from Southern Garrett High School in 2006, I furthered my education at Garrett College. I then went on to earn a Bachelor of Science of Journalism in Advertising with a minor in Communications from West Virginia University.

Soon after graduating college,  I started working as a Project Manager for a web developing company called AmericanEagle (not to be confused with the trendy clothing company). I was brought on by Chris Foss, who owns a vacation home in the Deep Creek Lake area. Since then, Chris Foss started a full service online company called Ironistic.com. I am honored to now be the Director of Integrated Web Marketing Communications, where I oversee online campaigns and website development projects for Ironistic clients.  I have used the skills that I have acquired over the years to build and market this website. I really hope that you find it useful and easy to use.  If you have a website (or need one!) and could use help with online marketing, SEO, paid advertising, market research, email marketing, online strategy, website hosting & maintenance, or any of the many other things we do for our clients, I (we, Ironistic) would love to work with you! Feel free to contact Ironistic at any time with questions or to obtain a quote.

A quick shout out to the local companies I have had the pleasure of working at in the past: Rudy’s @ Wisp, Santa Fe Bar and Grille, Pine Lodge Steak House, and Mountain State Brewing Company.

Meet Marla Watkins:

marla-watkins-myaLike my younger sister Hannah, I too was born and raised in the Oakland/Deep Creek Lake area. That is all we have alike, in our paths of life! Oh, and we both graduated from the same high school, Southern High. I chose to take my college money, thanks Pop and Omi, and go to a school in New Zealand. This school atmosphere made my parents feel secure, with me leaving the country, for the first time ever. It really was just to see the area, for me. My best friend and I attended Capernwray Bible School, their 6 month course. The first half of the school was an adventure class, so to speak. This is when I learned that I don’t like to run, rock climb, and can tolerate white water kayaking. I learned many things about myself on that adventure. The next chapter for me was more traveling and floating around on this beautiful Earth. I really only soak something in, if I experience it. A few places in the states: Chicago, North Carolina and a few overseas, Australia, Bahamas, and Germany.

It must show something, with all the places I’ve seen, and people I’ve meet, here I am, back in beautiful Deep Creek Lake, MD. I currently waitress at Pine Lodge Steak House, and devote the rest of the time to my fiancé, and two year old daughter, Mya. When my sister mentioned us putting together this site, I was immediately on board. As a local, I know how hard it is to find out what’s going on. There is so much to do, resting just off the beaten path. You just have to know where to look, and now you have found it!

Enjoy our site, we hope it is everything and more!

Also, a shout out to all my past employers (since I’ve never left on bad terms, love you all):
Nu-way interiors (first job ever), Uno’s Bar and Grill, High Mountain Sports, Long and foster real state

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