About Us

Ron Finney and Don Nelson, Senior Partners

Ron Finney & Don Nelson,
Photo & Video Production

Touch the Pacific Northwest is a service of  Touch Media, LLC. The mission of  Touch the Pacific Northwest is to inform, entertain and inspire with original content about the region’s finest destinations, adventure, culture, natural wonders and accommodations. Some visitors fall in love with the region so completely, they decide to put down roots. For those individuals, Touch the Pacific Northwest Real Estate offers an exceptional selection of properties, whether that means a vacation home or a primary residence.

Grant Goodeve, TPNW

Grant Goodeve, Host

Our talented official spokesman and host, Grant Goodeve will guide you through our Pacific Northwest adventure. Grant is an accomplished television and film personality, perhaps best known as the host of KING5 TV’s “Northwest Backroads” for the past 15 years. Grant continues to partner with us to create exciting new episodes and is available to add an extra touch of class to our client’s commissioned projects.

Founding partners Larry Clarke, Ron Finney and Don Nelson are passionate about the northwest lifestyle and about telling the stories of the northwest and its people. Ron and Don are entrepreneurs who have worked together in the creative arts of writing, photography and film for over 25 years, coordinating marketing campaigns, producing video and films for documentary, promotion and TV advertising through Finney’s renowned media firm, North Woods Productions. Touch Media LLC also operates a sister website for Hawaii, at www.TouchHawaii.com

Larry Clarke, Partner, Touch Media

Larry Clarke, R/E Director

Larry Clarke is a veteran commercial pilot, flying float planes for Kenmore Air Harbor in the Pacific Northwest, to commercial airlines based in Hawaii. For the last 20 years Clarke and his wife have operated a highly successful real estate firm and are innovators in online marketing of real estate and travel through a number of popular websites.

Cody Finney

Cody Finney, Marketing Manager

Cody Finney is our marketing manager who leads communication from all email and social media contacts. When not marketing, Cody aides with production of all media for Touch The Pacific Northwest. This Idaho native spent four years working at Student Media shooting all Boise State athletics, covering news events, and enjoying every moment of his college career at BSU. Cody is a youthful member of the team and if you see him without a camera in his hand, you are not looking at the right Cody Finney.


Deb Townsend

Deb Townsend, R/E Broker

Deb Townsend started as a residential real estate broker in San Jose, California, where she perennially received the highest awards for sales volume in the Bay Area region. Wanting a change in lifestyle, Deb and her family moved to the Puget Sound in 1996 and built their dream home on Fox Island. Deb has been a residential real estate broker for over 25 years having received the highest awards for sales volume. For Deb, working in the beautiful Pacific Northwest may be a dream come true, however the best part of her job is when her excited and happy clients get the keys to their new home!

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Val Nelson, Project Manager

Val Nelson serves as our project manager and brings advanced organizational skills to our creative communications team. Val has 25 years project management and budgeting experience with the Weyerhauser Company. She is also married to Don Nelson for 40 years, which is a project in its self.

Touch the Pacific Northwest is a team of communications pros with advanced skills in writing, web design, marketing, video production and photography–winning numerous awards, including Telly, Aegis Film and Video Awards, Communicator Awards and Excellence in Marketing Awards. Our crew is equipped with high-end, cinematic quality cameras, a hex-copter aerial cam and complete ancillary gear to tell your story in a manner sure to “inspire them to come.”

Please contact Touch the Pacific Northwest at 253-509-9435. References from a multitude of happy clients also available.

Browse Our Latest VideosTourism Playslist at Northwoods YouTube Channel
View Our Demo Reel from North Woods Productions.

Customer Comments

“Ron, this video is awesome!!  Beyond my wildest expectations. Great photography. Perfect. Just perfect. Wow. Thank you!”
Sue Foat, Managing Director
An Evening at Kahua Ranch

“Working with Don and Ron from Touch Media was definitely a treat. The video that was put together was just perfect for our Zipline to receive more exposure. I highly recommend Touch Hawaii.”
Ha’a Neves, Manager
Big Island Eco Adventures

“The video looks great! Our owner, loved it so much she wants to know if you would be able to edit it down to a 30 sec spot?”
‘Ilima Livngston, Director of Marketing
Waipi’o RideTheRim ATV

“Excellent!  Everything looks great, well put together. The video has been a nice addition to our website and outreach to Hawaii visitors. Thank you very much!”
David Tan, Executive Director
Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden


Partial Client List


West Coast Wilderness Lodge, Egmont, BC
Painted Boat Resort, Madeira Park, BC
Schweitzer Mountain Resort, Sandpoint, ID
Twin Trails Scenic Tours, Canyon de Chelley, AZ
Western Pleasure Guest Ranch, Sandpoint, ID
SolFun Mountain Biking, Moab, UT
Bremerton, Port Orchard and Gig Harbor, WA Chambers of Commerce
Tall Ships Tacoma Festival, Tacoma, WA
White Water River Tours, Federal Way, WA
Ride the Rim ATV Tours, Honokaa, HI
Kona Brewing Co., Kailua Kona, HI
Kalaupapa Rare Adventure, LLC, Molokai, HI
Hawaii Tropical Botanical Gardens, Hilo, Hi
Big Island Eco Tours, Kapaau, HI
Evening at the Ranch, Kamuela,
HI Sunset Luau, Waikoloa, HI
Pu’uhonua O Honaunau National Historic Park, Honaunau, HI
Heavenly Hawaiian Farms, Hōlualoa, HI

North Woods Productions Corporate Clients

Simpson Paper and Lumber Co’s, Tacoma, WA
Franciscan Health System, Tacoma, WA
Catholic Health Initiatives, Denver, CO
Harrison Medical Center, Bremerton, WA
Highline Medical Center, Burien, WA
Kitsap Transit System, Bremerton, WA
Together with Baby (Health Education), Chicago, IL
Peninsula Light Co., Gig Harbor, WA
State of Washington
Mike Silva International (filming events in Argentina, India and Central America)

About Touch the Pacific Northwest

Welcome to Touch the Pacific Northwest! Discover practical tips and inspiration to plan your next adventure throughout the Northwest, with informative articles, short videos and great photographyfeaturing the best the Pacific Northwest has to offer. Come back often for the latest stories and insights that are sure to entertain, inform and inspire, as you reach out to Touch the Pacific Northwest!
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