Nick is from Ottawa, and has lived in a number of different provinces over the years; pursuing a degree from University of McGill in Montreal, QC, playing professional football in Toronto, ON, and representing Canada as part of the Canadian men’s bobsleigh team in Calgary, AB and abroad.
He retired from elite athletics in 2014 and wanted to find a career he was passionate about. He made the difficult decision to return to school to complete a 2 year course at Algonquin College in the Advanced Housing Program, concentrating on modern home building techniques such as passive and net zero home construction.
In his journey to become a carpenter Nick has developed an affinity for fine wood working and joinery work as a hobby. His other interests included adventuring with his partner Leigh-Ann and their dog Bo Diddley, whom they rescued from the Ottawa Humane Society. The trio also have a standing reservation at Alice’s Cafe in Carp, every Sunday morning for brunch and a walk!