About Paul Nicklas and his Associates

Nicklas & Associates:  Serving Humboldt County since 1970

To obtain business experience while attending Humboldt State University in 1969, Paul became licensed as an insurance agent with New England Life.  He was appointed by the City of Eureka to be the agent for the Employee Group Life Plan which triggered formation of Nicklas Insurance Agency in 1970. This early experience and a Humboldt State University degree in Business Administration led to his appointment as a Managing Director with Northwestern Mutual Life in 1971. The agency was located on C Street for 31 years where he was known for "selling protection next to the Police Station".  The agency transferred in 2002 to the campus on Myrtle Avenue in Eureka, coinciding with Northwestern's celebration of 100 years continuous service in Humboldt County. Sadly we lost Paul in December of 2017 to Pancreatic Cancer. He became the 274th person in the US to try an experimental nuclear infusion drug which prolonged his life another 32 months after diagnosis, which he spent enjoying life and his family. We here at Nicklas & Associates are continuing Paul's legacy of continued quality professional service and care to our clients. Paul Nicklas had dedicated his life to making a difference, serving others and helping people preserve and increase wealth. We want to see you and your business succeed.

David P. Nicklas

David is a lifelong resident of Humboldt County. He joined the Nicklas Agency after graduating from Eureka High in 2009 and attending College of the Redwoods. David has learned much from working with his father and brother, Paul and Phillip Nicklas in the personal insurance lines. He is an Associate Financial Representative and Health Insurance Agent licensed in California. David focuses on Individual Insurance and Group Benefits, as well as Medicare Supplements. David married in 2015 and has 2 children, residing just outside Eureka.

In 2015, ownership of the agency transferred to David Nicklas who has been associated with Nicklas Agency for a number of years. This assures long term continuous service in the same location. David is knowledgeable about ongoing changes in health insurance, employee benefits and what the Affordable Care Act means to you. With the ever changing market of Health Insurance in Humboldt County, he strives to study the market closely. 


Brian Senteney

Brian has been the Agency Operations Manager of the Nicklas Agency since 2005. A lifelong resident of Humboldt County, he moved from Willow Creek to the coast. He is a licensed California Life and Health Insurance Agent. Brian is proficient in the Medicare Supplement and Small Group Health Insurance market. Brian is knowledgeable about the Affordable Care Act and ongoing changes which affect Health Insurance and employee benefits. He has 3 furry babies Ginger, Cookie and Josie and lives in Eureka.