Nicholas was born and raised in Sidney, MT. After High School, he moved out to California to go to school while he played football and threw the javelin in Track and Field. He graduated from Humboldt State University with a degree in Oceanography and then spent the next 2.5 years as a fisheries scientist down in Alabama. He eventually moved back to Montana to be closer to the family. Through planting The Pursuit he met his beautiful wife Annie. They enjoy cheering for the Green Bay Packers and spending time with their dog Sophi.