Nick has a professional background in small business and supply chain administration, sales, land and livestock management. Over the course of his career, Nick has managed four small businesses for others, and two of his own, throughout start-up phase to maturity. A recent highlight was 10 years spent sourcing and supplying domestic wool for the commission manufacture of 100% American grown and sewn, knit and woven wool clothing fabrics, as well as goods certified to the Global Organic Textile Standard – GOTS, and Cradle to Cradle Certified™ for the U.S. company Ramblers Way Farm, Inc.
He holds a BA in English from Washington College, Chestertown, Maryland, where he went to play lacrosse but studied Romantic Poetry instead. He is proud to be a University of Maine Master Gardener and a Saltwater Institute Values-Centered Leadership graduate.
Nick has spent most of his adult years somehow engaged with animal agriculture and organic farming. Initially ranching in Wyoming, Montana, and Idaho, he then returned home to Maine to start Spring Creek Farm with his wife, Sarah, in 1998. Nick manages Spring Creek Farm, a mixed-power, organic, horse, sheep, hay and small grain farm that also serves as the host facility for Carlisle Equestrian Academy. He is most happy behind his draft horses getting a job done.