Nick grew up in the oak-spotted hills of northern California. Before settling in Montana he worked as a field biologist around the Northwest. In 2014, he graduated with an M.S. in Environmental Studies from the University of Montana where he focused on writing creative nonfiction. As a writer he consistently returns to the topic of vocation—how we make our living from the earth and at what cost. He is working on a book about the evolving industry and ethics of making maple syrup.
Currently, Nick teaches elementary and middle schoolers how to express themselves through poetry as a resident for the Missoula Writing Collaborative. He also tutors students at University of Montana’s Writing Center. In his free time, Nick loves to explore the wilds of Montana by foot, paddle or ski with his wife and their four-legged companion. Nick has taught on Montana Afoot and Afloat: Human/Land Relations, Colorado Plateau: Desert Canyons and Cultures, and Wild Rockies Summer Semester.