Nick grew up in Tulare, CA, and studied Zoology at 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. In 2010 Nick partnered in Alpha Dairy consulting where he works with several herds in California and throughout the US. Nick evaluates his herds utilizing data as well as herd observations. He enjoys creating culture and teamwork with farm staff and loves the challenge that comes with managing large herds. 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.