Nic leads the Venture College, where he and his staff create experiential learning opportunities for student innovators, in Boise State’s College of Innovation and Design.

Prior to joining Boise State University, Nic was the Director of Economic Development for the City of Boise. In this role, Nic helped to launch Trailhead, downtown Boise’s premier co-working space and startup hub. He also led the City’s efforts in business recruitment, bringing over 1,000 new, high-paying jobs to the Boise area. During Nic’s five years at the City of Boise, there was significant private investment made via innovative public-private partnerships, resulting in increased job creation and economic growth.

Nic has experience in workforce development, education, and economic development through public and private sector work, as well as startup experience in the agricultural technology industry. Nic earned his BA in History from the University of Idaho.