" I am so honored to be a part of the Storm Poker Runs which again allows me to contribute my time to another Lake Havasu City event.
My Mother always told me that I missed my calling, because she thought I had an innate ability to create clothing designs. So, I think that my Mother will be as excited as I am, that I have been chosen to be the Apparel Manager for the Storm events.
I am very much looking forward to working with Christina, Jimmy, and our Team to provide creative designs and to make a new fashion statement that will be fun and exciting for all of us.
I want to thank everyone for allowing me to apply creativity to the events. I hope it will add a splash of color, captivate the onlookers, and entice more people to join the Storm events. I can promise you that I will do my best! Thank you, and I’ll see you at our next very fashionable Poker Run." ~ Donna
Dan Herron has 33 years of Public Safety Experience. He has extensive training in water rescue. Through out the years Dan has worked with teams at Marine Stadium in Long Beach CA, and Mission Bay in San Diego CA. Dan has also worked several of events on the water in Lake Havasu, AZ. Dan has been a Safety Boat for the Desert Storm Poker Run for years and was previously assisting Jimmy with safety coordination. He is excited for his new role with the Storm Team.
"I am looking forward to working as the Safety Coordinator for the Monster Storm and Desert Storm Poker Runs. My goal is to manage the events with the highest level of safety we can provide for the participants, sponsors and the spectators." ~ Dan
JAMES "JIMMY" NICHOLS
Jimmy has been part of the poker runs since their inception. One could say guilty by association as it has been his Dad's passion. Over the years Jimmy's drive for success in the poker runs has matured, becoming a passion for him too! Jimmy has done so many levels of work for the poker runs, from the nitty gritty grind, to being the event DJ, and most recently the Safety Coordinator. Jimmy has worked with the safety team over the last several years to help make a successful and safe event. Not only for our participants, but also for the sponsors and spectators that love to watch our event. Jimmy has a great safety team behind him that he will continue to work with. His personal aviation experience has also given him the knowledge to build the aerial team which provides great photography for the event. Jimmy is looking forward to his roles and responsibilities growing!
"I miss the days that people would rally their friends to come and participate in the event. I miss the days when we could hang out and socialize with the participants and sponsors. Everyone would stick around for party and have a great time. I want the event to be a weekend where you count down the days planning your best rigging, crews and attire to make a statement!" ~ Jimmy
MEET THE TEAM
The Storm Team is based on volunteers working collectively to create a fun memorable event in the West for the boating community.
Todd Taylor, of Jokers Wild Productions is bringing more than 17 years of event production, logistics and safety experience to the high-performance boating event world to Storm Poker Runs. For several years, Todd has been a vital role in the on the water portions of the Desert Storm Poker Run. He has been responsible for installing docks, buoys, coordinating the rescue crews, and aerial and event photography.
“It’s exciting to be a part of the evolution that Jimmy and Christina have planned. It is going to make the Storm Poker Runs even bigger, and better than ever”. ~ Todd
ChristinA has been apart of the poker runs for a decade! She has helped with the behind the scene coordination and logistics of the poker runs and learned a lot in the process. Her roles have often been managing the volunteers, and the tedious tasks before, during, and after the event. ChristinA has a vast experience in event organization and planning. She has often been the lead for participant registration and prides herself on the relationship she has built with the participants and sponsors. She knows many of them by name (not an easy task when there are an average of 150 participants). ChristinA's new role with the poker run is going to be similar in the fact that she will be doing much of the behind the scene coordination and logistics.
"I want to take the event back to "the old days". The days when it catered to the participants and sponsors collectively. She wants to have a Poker Run Village with a party atmosphere where the event Participants, Sponsors, Volunteers and Spectators are able to socialize with each other and build lasting friendships, memories, and comradery." ~ ChristinA