Nicole Darland: VP, Global Marketing/Brand Development
Nicole Darland joined North Fork Composites in May 2015 as Vice President of Global Marketing and Brand Development. A Pacific Northwest native, learned to fish with her Dad as a toddler, and began fly fishing in 1995 at her family’s Yan Kee Way & El Patagón lodges in Southern Chile. In 2003 she founded Xclusive Xpeditions, a luxury destination/vacation company focused on exotic fishing and adventure destinations namely in South America, although she has both fished and sent clients around the globe. Nicole co-hosted the TV series “Fly Fisherman” on the Sportsman Channel, now on DVD, has been featured in various fishing films, magazines and other media and has spoken around the country on various topics about Fly Fishing in South America. She doesn’t shy away from tackling a challenge, charting her own course or being a disrupter. Having been the first woman to fish some of the remote waters she has scouted and conquered and is proud to have been the first woman to present to the prestigious New York Anglers Club years ago. Nicole holds a BA in Drama/Performing Arts with a concentration in International Studies and Spanish from the University of Washington (Go Huskies!). When not working, Nicole stays busy with her twin boys, Herschel and Jake (age 5) and Wyatt (age almost 2), and fly fishing and traveling – and of course, trying to incorporate some kind of fishing trip with her number one fishing partner, her Dad when possible. While she left behind most of her singing and songwriting career behind, other than singing to her kids and the National Anthem at special events, her album Destination Unknown plays in small corners of the globe where she has fished and left her mark of music! She also has experience in outdoor apparel and design, which she plans to contribute to NFC.
In her own words “I am honored and thrilled to be presented with this opportunity to lead the marketing and branding efforts for North Fork Composites. This is a pivotal move for me personally and professionally as well as a time of incredible excitement and momentum at NFC. I believe in our charismatic and driven team – together I have no doubt we will propel NFC into the spotlight.”