Gettin’ to know Nick…
Nickname: I have always had many, but not too many that really stuck. Nick, Nich, Nico, Troutboy. I was always better at giving nicknames then getting them.
Birthday: Oct. 20 1988
Do you believe in aliens? I think the fact there there is a multitude of never ending universes it makes it hard to rule out the possibilities of life other then on Earth.
What’s your spirit animal? The great Bull Moose.
Upcoming Competition/Event/Trip you are Grade A, 100%, majorly stoked on, and why: My Life is a never ending trip filled with fun and stoke. Though if you My year is filled with tons of epic events some of my favorites being the week of excitement at the GoPro Mountain Games in Vail, and the Adidas Sickline Extreme Race World Championship in Austria. Though I have also have a pretty epic trip planned to Hawaii this winter.
Proudest accomplishment, professional: Winning the World Championships was pretty sweet.
Proudest accomplishment, non-pro: I was the captain of my high school Rugby team for three years, until I got a major concussion and wasn’t allowed to play anymore. (I rung my bell pretty good doing a back-flip in the kitchen, I didn’t know who I was for 12 hours)
Who’s your biggest supporter? My wife, Emily. She supports all my crazy adventures, with one of our craziest adventures being parents.
What mantra keeps you going when the going gets tough: “Try harder”
What’d you want to be when you grew up: Before I learned to kayak I wanted to be an Engineer or Architect for a while, I like creating things, that all changed once I acquired an addiction for kayaking.
Favorite Place in the US: My RV, it lets me see all of the USA. An RV is by far the best real-estate you can buy.
Favorite Food (other than Picky Bars, obvs): I make a mean 8 layer lasagna every Christmas Eve, but my go-to is a peanut butter and blueberry sandwich.
Why’d you choose Picky? I like to take care of myself the best I can, and part of that is eating healthy. Picky Bars are the perfect option for me to throw in my life-jacket and have a healthy and sustaining snack on the river, that and I love the epic flavors.
Anything else you desperately want the people to know? I like to paint, there is something soothing about putting paint to canvas and creating something.