While in college, he developed a cutting-edge Content Management System (CMS) years before software like WordPress existed. Not realizing the commercial viability, he gave up due to too much comment spam.
While attending school, Nick became a very active SCUBA instructor, running his own program frequently filled with students older than he was. This was where he gained his understanding of how to successfully educate others, even on complex topics like diving physics.
Since he wasn’t busy enough, he frequently worked on his own various web sites as well as those of local paying customers. Before 2000, Nick was developing ecommerce sites for local companies that integrated with their in-store inventory systems. Being the early days of such things, they didn’t like his 4-figure asking price and never took delivery.
After graduation, Nick learned incredible sales techniques from the likes of 24 Hour Fitness, Smart Wireless, and AT&T/Cingular Wireless. Working in the wireless industry, he saw the future of web technology moving online, so made sure all web projects were mobile compatible.
Nick was snatched from AT&T Wireless to teach online marketing techniques to the real estate industry for Chicago Title of Oregon. While managing their own online marketing, he frequently held seminars and individually consulted with real estate professionals to help guide them in their online marketing activities, while also integrating with offline marketing.
Tired of the real estate industry, Nick moved back to the diving industry by becoming the Director of Social Media for one of the largest etailers in the SCUBA industry. He currently manages the inbound marketing programs including blogs, Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Pinterest, and more for two of the three brands within the corporation.