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
Board Member PHA
Married to Darren Butler for 2 1/2 years with 2 grown boys 18 and 21. She is an optometric assistant by day and starting her own business painting furniture by night. She has been a PHA volunteer for 6 years. Tawnya and Darren started out volunteering with the family boat, Her first experience as a volunteer was as captain and ended up giving her seat to the last remaining Veteran on the dock. She went to the picnic area and started helping with the BBQ instead and has never left !
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.
WHO WE ARE
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.
Jefferson Award 2019
Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air 2019 Spirit of Community Caring award
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.