Nicholas grew up in the shadow of Squak Mountain and lives with his family in Issaquah. Over the past two decades, he has worked in a variety of financial leadership roles for both private and public organizations. Nicholas serves the IFCB board as Treasurer providing fiscal oversight and guidance for the organization’s financial strategy.
With a Masters Degree in Agribusiness from Arizona State University, Nicholas has conducted focused research on improving local access to nutritious and safe food. Nicholas believes that improved food access is inextricably linked to a range of major social and political issues such as poverty, environmental degradation, and social justice. As a father of two, Nicholas finds it perplexing that one of the most affluent communities in the U.S. has approximately one-fifth of its children living in food-insecure households. It is his passion to help social centers and non-profits provide families with the means to live safely, acquire healthy food, and pursue a culturally relevant education.