Communications Director

Communications Director – Denise Nichols

Denise Nichols and her husband Russ own a 1998 – 32 foot Nordic Tug “All R Nichols “.  We used to joke that we would buy a Nordic if we ever won the Lottery.  The problem was that we never bought any tickets.

However, after selling our house in Selah in 2016 and moving to Green Valley, AZ to retire, we needed a place to escape the hot summers.  A tug seemed like the perfect solution.  “All R Nichols” is our second home from May through September.  Our home port is Swantown in Olympia.  Russ likes to tell people that we like to stay “within the 60-80 degree comfort zone.”  When the weather gets cold at the end of September, we close up the boat and head down to Arizona.  When not out boating, we spend our time biking and visiting with family and friends.

On the docks, people are always saying how much they like the Nordics.  Some have told us that we were living their dream by spending the winters in the desert and summers boating Puget Sound.  Yes, we are living our dream.

You can reach her at: communications@panntoa.com