Nick served as an Infantry Officer and Special Operations Officer for ten years before leaving the military to attend the Wharton Business School at the University of Pennsylvania. His active-duty assignments included 1st Battalion, 9th Marines, Marine Barracks Washington “8th and I”, and Marine Special Operations Team Commander and Special Operations Company Executive Officer with several deployments to Africa and the Middle East. He graduated from Tufts University in 2007 and commissioned through the NROTC program. He also obtained a Masters Degree in International Relations from Georgetown University in 2013. He is married to Lorelei Gaus, a former Marine and fellow Marine Raider Foundation Board Member.