Founder and Secretary PHA
Nisha has been a board member and Treasurer of PHA since 2015
In addition to PHA, Nisha has served on the boards of Samaritan House, an organization that mobilizes the resources of the community to help those in need; Our Common Ground, a treatment program for adults with substance abuse and mental health problems; and Resurge International an organization that provides reconstructive surgical care and build surgical capacity in developing countries.
Professionally, Nisha is chief shop steward for Alaska Airlines, where she works with management, union representatives and employees to settle disputes and contract infractions. Prior to Alaska Airlines, she was CFO of Crown Electric, Inc.
WHO WE ARE
Board Member PHA
Diane Friday has been on the Board for two years, and comes to PHA as the 2016, Alaska Ketchikan trip winner. It was on this trip, that Diane discovered PHA was about much more than just fishing, and became involved with PHA. It was on this trip, that Diane caught her first fish, and has been hooked ever since.
Diane is retired from a long career in Flight Operations with Alaska Airlines, and currently resides in Berkeley, California. Retirement affords her the ability to travel the world, as well as volunteer for PHA. Diane is the Mom of two sons, both who like to fish.
November 2, 2008 was just the beginning of what we have today.
We started at Lake Berryessa, added Camanche Lake, New Melonie, Eagle Lake, Stampede, Donner Lake and just keep going. We hunt turkeys, wild boar, deer, elk, duck, goose and pheasant. We have added three fishing "Trips of a Lifetime". Ketchikan Alaska, Maui Hawaii and our International event is at the World Class Zancudo Lodge in Costa Rica.
Chuck “ Gunny” Pikula
US Marine Corps ( retired )
1981 – 2002
National University ( BA ) Business Admin
Dept of Defense ( MA ) Management
He started Military career in the infantry with anti-terrorism, 3rd Battalion 4th Marines at Camp Lejeune, NC. Deployed to Honduras for special operations in 1983. Deployed to Beirut for operations in 1986. Transferred to Camp Pendleton, CA in 1986 with combat support detachment. Deployed to Southeast Asia, Mt Fuji Japan, and Singapore for combat support. Deployed to Operation Desert Storm in 1991 for duty in Kuwait. He was transferred to Marine Combat Air Squadron in 1992.
After retirement, he started an HVAC company in Central California. Sold company in 2010. Started new company as independent special inspector/auditor for California Dept. of Energy. Sold company in 2017.
Joined PHA in 2015 as Vice President in support of Disabled Veterans outdoor adventures.
He retired to Kansas in 2018 where he lives with his wife Dana of 25 years. Has 2-sons and 2-granddaughters. Spends his retirement taking care of his horses, supporting Disabled Veterans, and irritating his wife as much as possible.
Married 50 years to Deborah Houston
Started fishing at the age of 5 and hunting at the age of 9.
Children, son Ryan and daughter Rachel. Six Grandchildren and one Great Granddaughter.
Youngest brother of Sgt. Jerry E. Houston (deceased)
Founded PHA November 2009