Meet The Staff

 

Nick Goebel, Owner/Operator/Founder

Originally from New Jersey in 1997 decided to migrate to the south and open up the first location in North Myrtle Beach because cigars were a passion and thought it would be fun.  It is and he really likes going to work even at his age. He has been married to his wife Holly for 46 years and they have two daughters Erin & Jamie. In his spare time enjoys Sundays with his granddaughter Caroline.

 NICK’S FAVORITES INCLUDE:

FOOD: Fresh Swordfish
SPIRIT: Seagrams VO & Italian Wines
HOBBY: Work 4 days, Golf 2 Days, Beach 1 day.  Living the life
SPORT TEAMS: PGA Tour
GOLF COURSE SMOKE: Sindicato Maduro
FAVORITE LOCAL RESTAURANT:  The Surf Golf Club (my country club)

Jamie Ketola, General Manager

Jamie was born and raised in Ramsey, NJ. In 1997 she left to attend college at Elon University in North Carolina for a degree in Communications. After graduation she moved to Myrtle Beach and worked for Burroughs & Chapin Company for five years as a tournament sales coordinator for their golf division. She also ran the Horry Country chapter of the South Carolina Junior Golf Association. In 2004 she started part time helping out at Nick’s. In August 2006 she moved over permanently into the General Manager role to start preparing for Nick’s retirement that is never happening.  Jamie is married to local golf professional Dale Ketola and has a 2 year old daughter Caroline.

JAMIE’S FAVORITES INCLUDE:

FOOD: New Zealand Lamb Chops and NY Style Pizza
SPIRITS: Champagne & Rose
HOBBIES: Traveling, Going to Sporting Events and the Beach.  Golf when she can.
SPORT TEAMS: UGA Bulldogs
FAVORITE SMOKE: Heiress Cigars
FAVORITE LOCAL RESTAURANT: Joe’s Bar & Grill

Jim Cartin, Online Sales Manager 

Jim was born and raised in Northeast Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. For 15 years he worked at Santino’s Family Restaurant and Bar. In the summer of 2004 he decided to leave and move to South Carolina. He started with Nick’s in 2005 and worked his way up to Assistant Manager for the company. Jim oversees all store operations and the online retail department. In his spare time he also likes to participate in various charity golf tournaments around the Grand Strand. Jim has two beautiful daughters and a loving wife.

JIM CARTIN’S FAVORITES INCLUDE:

FOOD: Philly Cheesesteak with WIZZ & Tasty Kakes
SPIRITS: IPA’s
HOBBIES: Golfing. Swimming and Playing with my Kids
SPORT TEAMS: Philadelphia Pro Teams
FAVORITE SMOKE: Padron 1926 40 Year Anniversary Maduro
FAVORITE LOCAL RESTAURANT: Rockefeller Raw Bar

Jaime “LJ” Mosco – Customer Relations Manager

Jaime is originally from Erie Pennsylvania.  Fun fact, she was the original Nick’s Cigar Bar Bartender but left to go back home.  Three years later she decided to come back to work with us on the cigar side. She keeps us all in line and makes sure all our customers are happy with their purchases and experience shopping at Nicks.  She has two amazing sons and happily engaged!

JAMIE MOSCO’S FAVORITES:

FOOD: Eggplant Parmesan
SPIRITS: Jesus
HOBBIES: Cooking
SPORT TEAMS: New England Patriots
FAVORITE SMOKE: Ashton Classic
FAVORITE LOCAL RESTAURANT: Thoroughbreds

Lane Ross – Store Manager

Lane is North Carolina born and bred. He owned and operated Skateland USA. After spending 27 years in Hickory, NC he decided to move to the beach. Lane is our store manager and give a little bit of Southern Hospitality to everyone. He joined us in 2011 and has a son Charlie and a dog named Petee

LANE ROSS’S FAVORITES: 

FOOD: Steak
SPIRITS: Crown Royal
HOBBIES: Golf & Surfing
SPORT TEAMS: Carolina Panthers
FAVORITE SMOKE: Padron 1964 Exclusivo Maduro & Ashton Maduro #60
FAVORITE LOCAL RESTAURANT: New York Prime

Rick Roff – Tobacconist

Rick is originally from South Jersey. He grew up on the beach and after high school he spent 4 years in the US Marine Corp. After coming home he joined the Atlantic City Police Dept. After 28 years he retired and moved south. This year he married his wife Leigh and is enjoying semi-retirement here at Nick’s.
FOOD: My wife’s Chicken Parm is the BEST!

RICK ROFF’S FAVORITES:

SPIRITS: Johnny Walker Black
HOBBIES: Golf & Surf Fishing
SPORT TEAMS: Philadelphia Eagles & Flyers
FAVORITE SMOKE: Oliva Master Blend
FAVORITE LOCAL RESTAURANT: Wahoos on the Marsh Walk

Lonnie Van Wagner – Tobacconist

Lonnie lived in Vermont for 35 years as a Meat Manger.  He got sick of shoveling snow and decided to move south in 2010.  He has two sons and two grandsons. He lives in the Conway area with his girlfriend Sally.  

LONNIE VAN WAGNER’S FAVORITES

FOOD: USDA Prime Strip Steaks, Fresh Seafood & Italian
SPIRITS: Heineken & Grand Marnier
HOBBIES: Guitar & Skiing
SPORT TEAMS: NY Yankees & NY Giants
FAVORITE SMOKE: Leaf by Oscar & Perdomo Champagne