Nick was born and raised in Rankin Borough, in the east suburbs of Pittsburgh. He graduated General Braddock HS in 1973. In 1974 he started working at US Steel, Homestead works, participating in their apprenticeship course. While working full time at US Steel Nick attended Dean Technical Institute and received an Associates Degree in Electrical Technology. After the demise of US Steel in 1984 Nick worked in Virginia Beach as an electrician for Arc Electric Company wiring Farm Fresh Supermarkets, the largest supermarkets on the east coast at that time. After working for various electricians Nick partnered with John Hejnosz to form Nicholas Electric Company Inc. Nick has over thirty years of experience in the electrical field working with residential, commercial, and industrial projects. Nick currently is the mayor of Rankin Borough and will begin another four year term in January 2014.