Nick grew up in Tulare, CA, attending Tulare Union High School where he graduated in the year 2000. After high school he attended UC Santa Barbara, where he majored in Zoology and graduated in 2004 with honors. Nick attended graduate school at Fresno State where he finished his masters in Dairy Science in 2008. His masters project looked at the function of trace minerals in lactating dairy cow rations and the subsequent effects on milk, components and hormone levels. While attending graduate school, Nick started his training as a nutritionist in 2006 at J.D. Heiskell & Co back home in Tulare. After 4 years of intense training in all aspects of dairy nutrition and management, Nick partnered in Alpha Dairy consulting in 2010 where he manages several herds in California and throughout the US. Nick specializes in heifer nutrition as well as transition management and records analysis. In Nick’s spare time he enjoys spending time with his wife Becky, playing with his children Luca, Francesca, and Juliet, and volunteering at church.