Merch. Manager- Erika Kinderknecht
Erika has been with the company since June 2011, she started as an Assistant Manager at Big Smoke #126 (Overland & Five Mile), then was promoted to Store Manager at Big Smoke #108 (Broadway) in October 2012. She went on to manage Tobacco Connection #27 (Glenwood & State), and opened Tobacco Connection #35 (Chinden & Linder). She was able to increase humidor cigar sales at each location, which lead to her being promoted to the company’s Cigar Category Manager in February 2017. In July 2018, she was promoted to the Merchandising Manager.
In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her daughter & husband, hiking in the foothills, traveling, watching NFL football (she’s a die-hard Vikings fan) and collecting anything Hello Kitty.