Nick was born and raised in the Midwest, having lived in Illinois, Indiana and Ohio. Throughout his childhood Nick played multiple sports, but in high school focused mostly on soccer and continued playing as an adult. After high school Nick joined the Marine Corps, as it suited his lifestyle of being physically fit as well as his sense of values.

After leaving the Marine Corps, Nick returned home to Ohio and eventually found his way to San Antonio, Texas. There, he found STW Krav Maga Worldwide and started training under Pete Hardy in 2011. He was certified as a Phase A and B instructor and working on his Phase C before moving to a suburb of Charlotte, North Carolina, in the summer of 2013.

Through Pete Hardy, Nick learned of Ryan Hoover and Fit to Fight®; he immediately joined the FTF® team and felt right at home. Since joining FTF®, Nick has earned his Phase A certification in both “Sparology” and “From The Ground Up”, as well as progressed in Krav Maga to the point of earning his Black Belt in July of 2015.

Nick is a modern day Bruce Wayne, working as an analytics consultant in the financial industry by day and teaching fitness and self-defense classes in his spare time, in addition to continuing to train in Krav Maga, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Judo and other courses offered at FTF®.