Nick holds degrees in Biology and Psychology from the University of Iowa, where he also studied ballet and modern dance. Nick has had a long career as a performer in all of the performing arts, including music, theatre, dance, and the pageantry arts. From 2001 to 2003, Nick was a member of the color guard for The Cavaliers, from Rosemont, IL. During that time the corps won two national championships, set the record for the highest score in DCI, earned a perfect score in color guard, and also held the longest winning streak in drum corps history. Nick was a member of the Pride of Cincinnati Winter Guard in 2005, which is when the group earned its second WGI championship title. As an instructor, Nick has worked with groups of all levels. Recently, he has served as a technician for the 2005 Scholastic World bronze medalist, Miamisburg High School from Miamisburg, OH, and instructs the Bluecoats Drum and Bugle Corps from Canton, OH. Nick is currently attending medical school in the Cleveland, OH area.