Nick came to Prairie Engineers in 2021 after previously administering the IT departments for manufacturing and service companies in Champaign. Nick has an eclectric educational background having graduated from the University of Illinois with a degree in Philosophy (and a minor in Computer Science) and then when feeling competitive he pursued a masters in Business Administration from Eastern Illinois University.
Originally, Nick’s career focused on web application software development. That grew into a passion for leveraging systems to develop improved business practices and processes throughout the organization. As a business leader he also began managing IT departments, organizing and prioritizing projects, and takes great pride in mentoring budding IT specialists; both in software development and systems administration.
Nick lives in Champaign with his wife Katie, step-son Nathan, and their two dogs. He enjoys running, movies, games, working on his home, and reading in his spare time. He’s an active member of Champaign West Rotary and was voted one of Champaign Counties 40 under 40 business professionals in 2019.