Nick is a lifelong resident of New Prague. After graduating from New Prague High School, he joined the Army as a mechanic and a paratrooper. Shortly after the events of September 11th, 2001, Nick volunteered for two tours of duty overseas: the first in Afghanistan & the second in Iraq, during which he met his wife Amy, a Kindergarten teacher.

After settling back in New Prague, he attended college, graduating with a bachelor’s degree in business management and with a double minor of tax accounting and managerial accounting. He is the Commander of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5145. He is also a member of the American Legion, the New Prague Area Historical Society, the New Prague Sportsman’s Club & the Economic Development Authority Board of New Prague.

Nick and Amy have four children: Orelia, Milos, Otto and Alma. They reside in a 1917 Craftsman home which is almost fully restored. Nick has been a craftsman for more than 25 years.  His company has been awarded more than 5 National awards for craftsmanship over the last 3 years.  He has created a rigorous Apprenticeship program where he finds, trains, inspires and mentors young people in his craft.  Nick speaks nationally and internationally on the subjects of entrepreneurship, trades reform, apprenticeship, craftsmanship and coating science.  In 2018 he was made a family member over at This Old House.