Meet The Staff

Gary Scott: Retail Store Manager

How many years have you worked with Nicks?

21 years as of 2017

How many years have you been in the boot industry?

21 years as of 2017

How did you get involved with boot making?

Nick hired me from radio broadcasting and marketing.

What do you like most about boot making?

The reward of customer satisfaction!

What do you enjoy doing on your free time?

Boating at Priest Lake, Working on and categorizing my various collections, reading from my sci-fi book collection, and visiting the Oregon Coast.

Yefim Lemeshkin: Head Laster

How many years have you worked with Nicks?

12 years as of 2017

How many years have you been in the boot industry?

39 years as of 2017

How did you get involved with boot making?

I have always enjoyed working with boots.

What do you like most about boot making?

The joy of making something for someone by hand!

What do you enjoy doing on your free time?

Fishing

Joe Kimmel: Head Stitcher

How many years have you worked with Nicks?

2 years as of 2017

How many years have you been in the boot industry?

2 years as of 2017

How did you get involved with boot making?

I applied for my position 5 different times: Finally Nick’s hired me!

What do you like most about boot making?

Continual learning. Taking part in a traditional trade. Working with my hands. Tailoring a unique article of apparel that is more valuable than a well-tailored suit.

What do you enjoy doing on your free time?

Reading, painting, and cooking.

Katrina: Head Seamstress

How many years have you worked with Nicks?

12 years as of 2017

How many years have you been in the boot industry?

12 years as of 2017

How many years have you been in the boot industry?

Nicks was in need of a seamstress, and I have always liked sewing.

What do you like most about boot making?

I really like working with leather and seeing the finished product at the end.

What do you enjoy doing on your free time?

I enjoy working on my house; gardening my raspberry bushes; and spending time with my pets.

Grant Pemberton: General Manager

How many years have you worked with Nicks?

1 year as of 2017

How many years have you been in the boot industry?

1 year as of 2017

How did you get involved with boot making?

My previous jobs were in High Tech industries, and I got burnt out with automation and offshore manufacturing. I was amazed when I saw the hand-made process at Nicks. I tend to be an old-soul and love working with my hands: I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to be involved in keeping this brilliant trade alive.

What do you like most about boot making?

Hammers, nails, rubber. Hearing customers say, “I love my Nicks”.

What do you enjoy doing on your free time?

Restoring vintage motorcycles and motorhomes. Searching Craigslist for the next great find!

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