Nic earned a Bachelor of Arts in English from Western Washington University, but then discovered surveying while looking for a more technical discipline. He went back to school and earned an Associate of Science in Civil Engineering Technology from Washington Polytechnic Institute. While in school he interned for City of Blaine Public Works as a GIS technician and later interned with Whatcom County Public Works as a Survey Field Technician. Nic enjoys playing basketball and tennis, dogs and has a huge vinyl record collection. He is always on the search for records that need a new home.