-Recovering Vagabond: Nick has visited 26 countries, and spent a full year backpacking through South America and Asia.
-Basketball Nut: As an Oklahoma native, Nick is die-hard Thunder fan.
-Social Scientist: Nick loves to stay up to date with the latest research in psychology, sociology and political science.
Nick earned his bachelor's degree from Willamette University, a small, private liberal arts college in Oregon. He excelled in intercollegiate debate and was ranked 4th in the nation in 2009.
Nick is currently working on a master's degree in communication studies. His thesis examines media effects in an experimental design. He holds a 4.0 GPA.
Nick worked as a financial advisor in Oregon before leaving to pursue a graduate degree. He specialized in retirement planning, but advised clients on a range of other topics including debt management, trading strategies, and portfolio diversification. He is excellent at reducing complex financial instruments and terms to easy-to-understand content.
Before enrolling in graduate school, Nick worked as a admissions consultant for a company that counted some of the largest universities in the world among its clients. He is familiar with a huge variety of education-related topics, but he specializes in writing about about adult higher education opportunities, college admissions, college entrance examination preparation, and financing college education.
Nick's professional experience in the business world as an education consultant and as a financial advisor have given him keen insight on the business-to-business sales and marketing techniques. He has completed projects in many diverse areas including project management software, cost tracking software, heating and cooling systems, and many more.
Nick is an avid traveler. He has visited 12 countries including China, Thailand, Vietnam, The Netherlands, Belgium, and Mexico. He is an expert shoestring traveler and is planning a trip to Africa in the in the year.
A longtime car junkie, Nick spent several summers during his college years selling cars. He is familiar with almost all makes and models that are widely available in the United States. He also boasts advanced understanding of the automotive financing and the buying process.
An advid fitness buff, Nick participates in a variety of fitness activities. Over the last two years, he lost more than 30 pounds of fat and tracked his progress online. His areas of expertise include yoga, cross-country running, basketball, and weightlifting.
Nick excels at producing high-quality, interesting, and accurate blog posts in a timely manner. He is interested in a wide range of topics and is comfortable writing in any tone or style.
Nick has written articles on a wide variety of topics, but he specializes in education, business, and personal finance.