Nick is an avid lifter and has been experimenting with weights since he was 13 years old. That’s when he started playing rugby, and he wanted to get bigger and stronger to dominate on the pitch. Since then he has used a variety of training methods, but none more effective than Starting Strength.
Nick attended Radford University in Southwest Virginia where he earned a B.S. in Philosophy. After university, Nick was commissioned into the U.S. Army as an infantry officer. During his four years of military service, he attended many training schools and did one combat deployment to Afghanistan.
Currently, Nick lifts and trains clients out of his gym, Blue Ridge Barbell, located in Northern Virginia. In addition, he serves as a law enforcement officer. He loves to lift heavy, shoot, play rugby, practice Jiu-Jitsu, but — most importantly — teach people how to get strong! He is working diligently to obtain his SSC credential in hopes of working with BLOC, in order to train law enforcement officers, first responders, and military personnel.