Nick Goebel, Owner
Originally from New Jersey in 1997 decided to migrate to the south an open up the first location in North Myrtle Beach. Previously he spent 30 years in the landscaping industry. He has been married to his wife Holly for 38 years and they have two daughters Erin & Jamie.
NICK'S FAVORITES INCLUDE:
FOOD: NY Strip Steak
SPIRIT: Canadian Whiskey & Italian Wines
HOBBY: Golf, Golf & More Golf
GOLF COURSE SMOKE: Nick’s 10th Anniversary Double Corona
EVENING SMOKE: Padron 64 Anniversary Torpedo Maduro
Jamie Goebel, 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.
JAMIE'S FAVORITES INCLUDE:
FOOD: New Zealand Lamb Chops and NY Style Pizza
SPIRITS: Italian Wines & Cosmopolitans
HOBBIES: Golf, British Chic Lit Novels, Cooking, Boating and Traveling
SPORT TEAMS: NY Jets
FAVORITE SMOKE: Ashton Cabinet and La Aroma de Cuba Edicion Especial
Jim Cartin, Assistant Manager
Jim was born
and raised in Northeast
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. For 12 years he worked at Santino’s Family Restaurant and Bar. For three years he worked as a manager for Hampton Inn hotel properties. 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 CARTIN'S FAVORITES INCLUDE:
FOOD: Philly Cheesesteaks, Filet Rockafeller & Tasty Kakes
SPIRITS: Jack Daniels and Gran Marnier
HOBBIES: Golf, Beach Volleyball, Kayaking and Mountain Biking
SPORT TEAMS: Penn State and all Philadelphia Pro teams
FAVORITE SMOKE: Avo 80th and Padron Anniversary 64 Imperial Natural
Brandon Graham, Assistant Manager
Brandon “Phu” Graham was born and raised in North Carolina. He has worked all along the Grand Strand in various capacities ranging from shoe salesman to rodeo clown. He possesses no discernible skills, however he has worked in the tobacco industry for many years and somehow has managed to retain a little of that knowledge, which he enjoys passing along to customers.
BRANDON'S FAVORITES INCLUDE:
FOOD: Jambalaya, Cheesecake and Sushi
SPIRITS: I don’t believe in spirits as such but I did once witness a piece of light fabric moving all by itself. Could’ve been the wind though.
SPORT TEAMS: I’m a North Carolina Homer...Panthers, Canes, Bobcats and GO HEELS!
FAVORITE SMOKE: Anything strong and well aged. Oliva Series V & Master Blend, Illusione, San Cristobal and Pete Johnson’s brands.
Mike Brown, Tobacconist
Mike was born and raised in Reading, PA. He spent 25 years in the music business. First as a morning show DJ on a rock radio station. He then became a record promotions and marketing guy who traveled all around the country getting records played on radio stations. He finished his career as a consultant and a concert promoter. Mike has lived in the area for seven years and is enjoying working at Nick’s for five years.
MIKE BROWN'S FAVORITES INCLUDE:
FOOD: Italian and seafood
SPIRITS: Captain Morgan
SPORT TEAMS: Flyers, Sixers, Eagles, Phillies, UNC Tarheels & Villanova Basketball
FAVORITE SMOKE: Any Padron Anniversario, Ashton and Carlos Torano Exodus
Mike Cronin, Shipping Associate
Mike Cronin grew
up in New England and after serving in the Marine Corp, he joined Washington D.C. police department and retired as a lieutenant. He lives with his wife and daughter in Shalotte, NC. He joined Nick’s Cigar World in 2003. Mike works part time during the week as our sales associate and helps oversee our mail order. Most of you would recognize him by his hard Boston accent and wise guy attitude.
MIKE CRONIN'S FAVORITES INCLUDE:
FOOD: Hot Dogs
SPIRITS: Famous Grause Scotch
HOBBIES: Golf and Coaching Softball
SPORT TEAMS: Boston Red Sox
FAVORITE SMOKE: Anything free or Padron1964 Series
Rebecca Hoshauer, Receiving & Reports
Rebecca was born and raised in Reading, PA and after working in the restaurant business for a few years decided to move to Arizona. She lived out west for three years working for the airlines and traveling every chance she had. After a quick move back to the Northeast she decided her next change would be to head south to Myrtle Beach. She started with us four years ago on the showroom floor and has since moved into receiving.
REBECCA'S FAVORITES INCLUDE:
FOOD: Breakfast food, Steak & Philly Cheesesteaks
SPIRITS: Crown Royale & Blue Moon
HOBBIES: Reading, Photography & Relaxing on the Beach
SPORT TEAMS: Philadelphia Eagles, Phillies, Penn State & Phoenix Suns
FAVORITE SMOKE: Nick’s 10th Anniversary by Rocky Patel