Nick was born in St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada. He graduated from Queen's University with a Biology degree in 2002. In 2003 he began his Master's of Public Administration (MPA) at the University of Victoria (UVic) and in August of 2003 he was brain injured in a cycling accident. After two years in rehab in St. John's with incredible rehab - mostly physio - therapists, he returned to UVic to complete his MPA. He has subsequently worked in Ottawa and in St. John's. He writes a blog, Concussion Talk, about living with a brain injury and about brain injury in sports. Along with writing, Nick does Pilates and recently completed a Pilates teacher training course.