Upon completion of the Human Services Foundation program in 2003, Nick began his career at Lutherwood, a mental health treatment center and youth custody program. Throughout the next 16 years, he worked alongside a multi-disciplinary team, providing strength-based, client-centered treatment to vulnerable youth and their families. As time progressed, he moved into a Family Counsellor role, offering direct support to at-risk and high-risk families in the creation of goal setting and providing professional recommendations upon completion.
For 12 years, he worked for the John Howard Society in the YARD Program – a community-based gang-exit program serving youth involved with/or at risk of joining a gang. Through this program, behavior change support was provided to youth through the development of pro-social, leadership, and employability skills. Nick is a trainer and consultant for Safer Schools Together and works for the District of Surrey where he is an active member of the WRAP team. His dedication and commitment to this work come from his training and experience in attachment and restorative justice.