Nick has worked in the field of sport and performance psychology as a professor, researcher, and mental training coach since 2004. A certified consultant by the Association for Applied Sport Psychology (CMPC), he also holds a Ph.D. in the Psychosocial Aspects of Sport from the University of Utah, an M.S. in Sport Studies from Miami (OH) University, and a B.A. in Psychology from Sacramento State University.

As a mental training coach he strives to help athletes enhance their enjoyment and performance by teaching skills that allow them to control their emotions, focus on the right things at the right time, and believe in themselves. Nick has worked with individual athletes, coaches, and teams ranging from the youth to the collegiate level, and including such sports as baseball, softball, basketball, cross-country, football, golf, lacrosse, swimming, mixed martial arts, volleyball, and skiing. Since 2016, he has worked as the mental skills coach for U.S. Speedskating.

As a professor at the University of Utah and Cal State Northridge he has taught a number of undergraduate and graduate courses on the psychosocial aspects of sport.  Nick is an active scholar, and has published more than 15 scholarly journal articles and book chapters related to the psychology of athletes. In 2015 he was selected by AASP as the recipient of the Dorothy Harris Memorial Award, which recognizes a young scholar who has made significant national and international contributions to the science and practice of sport psychology. In 2016, he received the Early Career Professional Award from the Society for Sport, Exercise, and Performance Psychology Division of the American Psychological Association.