Nico’s connection with NOLS began in 2019 when he completed a live-aboard sailing course as a student in New Zealand; he was immediately hooked. He took an alumni mountaineering course on Mt. Rainier shortly thereafter and quickly followed that up with his Instructor Course in the Wind River Range of Wyoming. Nico currently works as both a Field Instructor and as the Program Manager for the Peak Scholars and Bridge Affiliate Programs. He brings experience working with students for 12 years in K-12 education as both a teacher and a leader.