Chris Nichols

Volunteer and non-profit work
VP Membership, Property Owners' Association of Deep Creek Lake: 
The mission of the Property Owners' Association of Deep Creek Lake is to bring together the property owners of the Deep Creek Lake area to promote, preserve and protect the quality of life, environment, recreational opportunities, historic sites and historic areas in, on and around Deep Creek Lake, Garrett County, Maryland.

If you live at Deep Creek Lake and aren't a member you should join. Membership in the POA provides you with critical input and information about Deep Creek Lake issues. For more info on the POA go to the following website.

Secretary/Treasurer, Deep Creek Lake Lion's Club
The Deep Creek Lake Lions club , a local affiliate of the Lions Clubs International (, is an organization dedicated to the visually impaired. Our club serves the Deep Creek Lake, MD area and we run two major programs - the Blind Skiers and Blind Skiers and sponsor fundraisers like the Boat Parade, Redneck Regatta and Casino Nights. For more information see our website.

Assistant Scoutmaster, Boy Scout Troop 49 (Morgantown, WV):
Since 1910, Scouting has helped mold the future leaders of this country by combining educational activities and lifelong values with fun. The Boy Scouts of America believes and, through nearly a century of experience, understands that helping youth puts us on a path toward a more conscientious, responsible, and productive society.
Troop 49 FB page

Robo-assistant, SuGO: 
SuGO™ is the not-so-ancient art of building Sumo Wrestling Robots using LEGO MINDSTORMS. There are lots of different Sumo'bot formats, but SuGO™ was developed by Phil Malone when the Garrett Engineering And Robotics Society (GEARS) was first founded back in 2006. We play on the first Sunday of every month from 1:00pm to about 4:30pm.