Staff Member Campus Operations & Planning 
Pronouns He/Him/His
Education Lincoln University Canterbury, Bachelor of Resource Studies; Champlain College, Positive Organizational Development Graduate Certificate
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Hometown Hastings, New Zealand
Fun Fact About Me I had 3.5 years of winter without a summer (by choice!) as I chased snow between Utah and New Zealand. I managed to ride my snowboard 200 days per year and loved every minute of it.
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Nic is the AVP of Planning and Operations. He helps the Campus Operations teams of Facilities (buildings and grounds), Campus Services (Foodservice, Custodial, Transportation, Campus Store, Mail Center and other services), Office of Sustainability and the Conference and Event Center create world class places and services for our students, employees and visitors. He also manages all long range planning and construction projects at the college.

Nic has been at Champlain since 2014, previously working in the City of Burlington Zoning Office. He gained a Bachelor of Resource Studies, Majoring in Planning from Lincoln University, New Zealand in 2002. Nic moved to the United States in 2003 and has lived in Utah, New York state and Vermont ever since. He earned a Master of Science in Human Relations and Organization Development from Champlain College in 2020 (what a year to do a masters degree…thanks Covid).

Nic lives in South Burlington (a short bike ride away, regardless of the season) with his wife Amy and two children Sage and Cora. We proudly bike to work and school every day of the year, yes even in deep winter.

What are your hobbies?

Nic loves riding bikes (any kind), snowboarding and playing golf. He is also excited to do almost any outdoor activity. Is drinking coffee a hobby?

Favorite local eateries and things to do in Vermont:

The dirt roads of the Vermont countryside are some of the best places to ride a bike in the world.

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Kate Cronin
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Hallie Pixley
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Edward Schlak
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Holly Francis
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