Nick joined the District in 2020 as the Operations Assistant at Headwaters Farm. He grew up in Santa Fe, New Mexico, and left the desert southwest for the mountains of Montana where he studied anthropology and archaeology at the University of Montana in Missoula. After graduating, Nick moved to Seattle and studied food systems, which led to an interest in small-scale farming and local food production. He starting working at a small farm outside of Seattle and fell in love with farming and growing food, finding it to be an incredibly challenging and rewarding endeavor.
For the better part of a decade, Nick has worked on organic farms of varying size and scale around the Pacific Northwest. At Headwaters, he helps support the farmers in the program with a variety of things like tractor work, irrigation systems, building infrastructure and machine maintenance, as well as helping to manage the Headwaters property and natural areas in a sustainable and regenerative way.