Nick lived in Laguna Vista, Texas before moving to Austin to earn a degree in Sociology and Business from the University of Texas at Austin. He now calls Austin home but has based most of his work in 2017 in New Orleans, Louisiana which he claims has, “deep roots in culture and self expression as well as an emerging tech startup scene.”
Since his graduation, Nick has worked exclusively with startups. When asked about his obvious love for this realm of business, he commented that, “The ideals and pursuit of a realized dream that entrepreneurs have is contagious.” While in college, he helped launch a company that compared business products that later went on to gross one million dollars annually. In 2013, he founded M House Consulting in order to help companies of all sizes reach their potential and revenue goals. Since then he has had his hand in six unique startup ventures, each in various stages of growth and profitability.
Nick’s union with Charity Charge came after seeing Stephen Garten’s pitch at a South by Southwest IBM startup competition. He claims that it, “ranks among the best presentations I’ve seen in a live setting.” Afterward, he made contact with Stephen and they discussed the intricacies of his idea over coffee. The two have been doing business together ever since.
In addition to his extensive work with startups, NIck is passionate about Food Tech and driven to develop ways that can assist that industry while preserving the things that make it special. The charitable cause most dear to Nick is the push to get books to those without easy access to them. He spends his free time cooking, playing rugby or soccer, painting, and participating in triathlons. He also likes to travel and once ventured to San Sebastian, Spain. On his more low-key days, Nick enjoys his favorite shows- Parts Unknown, Noisey, and Bob’s Burgers.
While spending some time in Maine, Nick noticed a quote outside of a bookstore who advertised a platform to share their proceeds with charity. The quote by Sarah Jewett said, “It seems to me like stealing, for men and women to live in the world and do nothing to make it better.” Today Nick is a vital member of the Charity Charge team. He challenges Jewett’s words as he brings to the table an appetite for change and the ambition to make the world better.