Current PaNNTOA Officers
Commodore – Stu Clark
I am honored to be Commodore of the Pacific Northwest Nordic Tug group – especially since my wife and I are new members of the Nordic Tug family. I have boated since I was 12 years old, with both sail and power, and, I have lived aboard sailboats in the Bahamas, Florida, and Annapolis, Maryland. In my lifetime, I have worked in radio and television, been an accredited marine surveyor with SAMS, held a 50-ton offshore master’s license, and taught middle school for 30 years.
Sue and I now own a Nordic 39, our first Nordic Tug. Her name is Emmy Lou III, honoring our late mothers. We enjoy extended cruising with our four rescue dogs. The tug is outfitted with amateur radio equipment, ham radio being one of my hobbies. As a club officer, in addition to the current responsibilities of being the Commodore, I would like to explore the creation of a forum on the PaNNTOA website which would be devoted to the discussion of radio communications on boats (HF,VHF, UHF, Ham), basic electronics & practices, and mentorship for those wanting to obtain their amateur radio license.
You can reach me at: Commodore@PaNNTOA.com
Vice Commodore – Jeff Redmond
Jeff Redmond is a retired Police Officer from Nevada with over 20 years of service. In the summers, Jeff spent time fishing and sight-seeing in Alaska aboard a friend’s Nordic Tug 26. After spending years in the Alaskan waters on the Nordic 26 he knew that he wanted a Nordic Tug of his own.
Jeff retired in 2019 and his dreams brought him to the San Juan Islands where he found God’s Grace, a 1997 42 Nordic Tug. He spends his summers in the San Juan’s and winters in Nevada. He looks forward to meeting more Nordic owners and hopes to cruise to Alaska in the near future.
You can reach him at: vicecommodore@PaNNTOA.com
Rear Commodore/Treasurer – Sue Clark
I am looking forward to serving as the Rear Commodore of the Pacific Northwest Nordic Tug group. Since my husband and I are new to the Nordic Tug family, we are looking forward to making new friends and becoming active members.
My first boating experiences were as a teenager on a Sunfish sailboat and a power ski boat, both on Lake Tahoe. My husband and I have also cruised the PNW for many years in a variety of boats. We are now excited to own a Nordic 39 named Emmy Lou III as a remembrance of our late mothers. I am a retired elementary school teacher, having taught 35 years, most of that time in the primary grades. Since retirement I have enjoyed doing family genealogy, a variety of crafts, reading, and learning to play the ukulele.
You can reach me at: Treasurer@PaNNTOA.com
Membership Director – Mark Malnes
A lifelong resident of the Pacific Northwest, I am excited to be part of the PaNNTOA team. After spending forty years in the commercial printing industry I sold my company in 2017 and began my retirement. Between family, volunteering and boating I now find myself busier than I’ve ever been and am loving every minute of it. I’m honored to be able to give back to the community by serving as a Trustee for the Warm Beach Senior Community where I actively participate on a near daily basis. I’m blessed to be a father of three adult kids and husband to my wonderful wife Cheryl. Together we enjoy our time spent on “Polaris”, our NT32-220.
You can reach the PaNNTOA Membership Director at: Membership@PaNNTOA.com
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Rendezvous Director – Jeff Brein
Jeff has been a PaNNTOA member since 2005 and has directed Rendezvous events in Bremerton, Port Townsend, Roche Harbor and in 2020 – Sidney, British Columbia.
Jeff and his partners own multiple movie theaters in Washington State including locations in Anacortes, Seattle, Ocean Shores, Bainbridge Island and Bremerton to name a few. You’ll find Intermission (NT37-12) cruising most summers with family and friends in the San Juan Islands and Gulf Islands of Canada.
To reach Jeff with ideas, questions or comment you can reach him via email at email@example.com
Website Director – Sandra, aka “Sam,” Piotrowski
After a startling number of years as a manager in high tech, Sandra didn’t so much retire as forget to go back to work. When her dashing spouse, Angelo Muzzin, sold their first sail boat—a 32” Bayliner with acres of canvas and a propensity to skate sideways in a stiff breeze—she was delighted with their new ship, Salish Star, NT32-300.
Sandra and Angelo have been members of PANNTOA for several years and appreciate the tips, tricks, camaraderie of this wonderful boating community. The advice has been invaluable and made cruising the Salish Sea even more fun.
Websites are only as good as the content and accessibility. If you have suggestions or questions about the PaNNTOA website, please send Sandra a note.
You can reach her at: Web@PaNNTOA.com