For more than 25 years, Nick has worked in the parks and recreation profession, serving the cities of Half Moon Bay, Santa Cruz, Watsonville and Morgan Hill. He served as the Recreation Superintendent for the City of Watsonville from 2004-2011 and returned to the City in 2018, where he currently serves as the Parks and Community Services Director, managing the City’s 26 parks and extensive recreation programs. Nick received his Master’s in Recreation Management in 2007 from San Jose State, where he has also served as a part time lecturer. Over the years, he has been very involved with the California Parks and Recreation Society, serving on a number of statewide committees and holding a variety of local and statewide board positions. He also serves on the Board of Directors for Community Bridges and Black Surf Santa Cruz and volunteers for the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary. When he is not creating recreational opportunities for others, he enjoys spending time with his wife and two kids, surfing, skiing and training for triathlons.