Born and raised in Maine and trained as a forester at the University of Vermont, Nick moved to CA in 2004. Over the past 15 years, he has worked with the Watershed Research and Training Center in Hayfork, taking over as Executive Director in 2009. He oversees programs focused on forestry, fire and fuels, watershed and fisheries, youth development, enterprise development, and natural resources policy. He operates at the local, regional and national levels to advance policies and practices that sustain rural communities and working landscapes. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his wife Naomi, fishing, skiing, backpacking, and tending to their small homestead. Nick and his wife also own and operate small business, Trinity Nursery, located in Weaverville, CA.