Current PaNNTOA Officers
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Vice Commodore – Paul Bulk
Paul grew up cruising in the Pacific Northwest aboard his parents’ sailboat but always admired Nordic Tugs and their ability to go like… one knot faster. For the last 20 years or so, he has been helping to run the family cut flower farm in Brentwood Bay, BC. At 41 years old, he is likely the youngest ever board member.
Living in the best cruising grounds in the world inspired Paul and his wife, Elaine, to come up with a 5 year plan to own a boat. 2 months later they bought Crown Prince, a 32 located in Ketchikan. A very complicated, lengthy and expensive process brought the boat to Rupert where his father and crew transported it to Vancouver Island.
Many memories have been made and more await as Paul and Elaine drag their 3 children all over the Gulf Islands and beyond his dream vessel.
You can reach him at: vicecommodore@PaNNTOA.com
Rear Commodore/Treasurer – Angelo Muzzin
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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