Market Coordinator, Green City Market
Originally from the Chicago suburbs, Nick received his Bachelor’s in Environmental Science with a concentration in Conservation & Restoration Ecology from Loyola University Chicago. His desire for quality environmental management came from years spent with his Boy Scout troop in the Illinoisan wilderness, most of which were campsites backed up against corn fields and nice hiking hills that were really decommissioned landfills.
During his time at Loyola, he worked worked with a few of the university’s environmental organizations, each with a distinct take on ecology. At the Loyola Farmer’s Market, he oversaw daily operations, community engagement events, volunteers, and finances. For Ramble Outdoors, he facilitated group development experiences for college students on outdoor excursions across Illinois and on a high ropes course out in McHenry county. For Nick, both of these opportunities have translated into his drive to connect people to their nearby environments, be that through local food, engaging with conservationists or farmers who work the land, or creating a social environment that allows people to connect with their immediate natural surroundings.
In his free time, Nick enjoys listening to music and dancing around his apartment or wherever he may be.
Favorite Green City Market treat: I’d say brown butter bars from Crumb but then I’d be copying Adam, so my answer is Kinnickinnick’s fuchsia-carton eggs because they’re cute and vibrant like me.