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
California Outdoors Hall of Fame 2014
Viviana Marrone Coehlo (not pictured)
Alaska Airlines Passenger service Supervisor · January 2, 1990 to present · San Francisco International Airport (SFO)
Married to Aristo Coehlo
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.
Purple Heart Anglers is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit Organization
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 and Maui Hawaii
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
Founder and Secretary PHA
Married to Randy Houston for 50 years
Mother, Grandmother and Great Grandmother
SF Giants Director of Event Staff, Retired