I’m a Traverse City native through and through – I love this community and feel grateful to have had the chance to return home and help move it forward.
After college I moved out East to New Jersey where I owned and ran a Jimmy John’s franchise for 8 years. Several businesses later in 2019, I moved home to TC to help start ELEV8 Climbing and Fitness. My wife and I have started and still own several other small businesses, and the big theme connecting most of them is Community. Whether it’s on the climbing wall or in a yoga class at ELEV8, on the soccer field through Grand Traverse Social Sports, or exploring our waters together on electric jetboards, I love getting people together.
I love to talk ideas and small business entrepreneurship, and believe that no matter the size of the business, there is the ability to impact great change in our community here.
ASK NICK ABOUT:
- Health & Wellness
- Outdoor Activities
- Food & Drinks
- Small Business Community
INSPIRATION FOR BEING A NORTHERN NAVIGATOR :
My biggest joy at the Climbing Gym has been meeting people that have recently moved to TC and are trying to find their “3rd Place” (1st: home, 2nd: work, 3rd: ???). Being a Northern Navigator would allow me to do more of this, and to help give back to a place that has given so much to me throughout my life.
No matter your hobby or interest, there are others in town that care just as much!