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Lamar State College Orange Distinguished Lecture Series
Presents Nick "Sunshine" Tokman

Nick Sunshine Tokman

Nick "Sunshine" Tokman
"It's time to catch your future."

Monday, October 14, Lutcher Theater, 6:30 p.m.
Q&A 7:30 - 8:00 p.m., Photos 8:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

This event is free and open to the public. For more information call (409) 882-3097.

Nick Tokman, also known as “Sunshine” on Discovery Channel’s Deadliest Catch, empowers others to overcome all of the distractions and obstacles that get in the way of owning who they are so they achieve THEIR definition of success. An engaging and animated professional speaker, he directs his audiences to focus their attention on what’s important for them in their lives so they reach their highest potential.

Nick has been seen on the show for the past four seasons entertaining more than one million viewers each week. He is recognized for his constant, upbeat attitude, his unwavering focus on achieving his goals, and his determination in the face of adversity.

Nick’s grandfather introduced him to Deadliest Catch for the first time at a point in his life where he felt unfulfilled. After seeing the show, Nick decided he HAD to go crab fishing! Although his family did not want him pursuing a career in one of the most dangerous professions, he realized this was HIS life; he had to live it for himself. Four years later after embarking on his journey, after persevering through a series of setbacks and failures, including hospitalization, running out of money and battling homelessness, Nick landed on the very show that inspired him to venture to Alaska.

As a cast member of the Emmy-Winning show, he battled some of the harshest working conditions known to man, including 30-35 foot rogue waves, freezing temperatures, extreme physical labor and 20-hour work days. Nick has proven himself physically, mentally, and emotionally capable of overcoming arduous obstacles.

Nick is a member of the National Speakers Association. He has made presentations from people in a classroom setting, to a hall filled with 17,000 people. His audiences nationwide range from students in elementary school, junior high, senior high, college and university to corporate professionals.