Nick’s fondness for the elderly began at an early age when he and his grandfather would spend time visiting senior care homes. Nick would tap dance, accompanied by his grandfather’s barbershop quartet. Many years later, these fond memories and some guidance from a mentor led him to the decision to expand into assisted living.
Nick has passed the State of Nevada required Health Care Quality and Compliance exam, completed Elder Abuse training, and the Residential Facilities for Groups Intro class given by State Health Inspector, Donald Sampson. Nick is a certified Medication Technician and Caregiver with additional training in Infection Control, HIPAA compliance, Chronic Illness, and Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care. All of his training took place at the ABBA Learning Center under the tutelage of RoseMary Womack. This training and knowledge gives Nick the ability to assist in the staffing and day-to-day operations of the care home.
Nick is an associate trainer with the Eden Alternative, an international, non-profit 501(c)3 organization dedicated to creating quality of life for elders and their care partners through education, consultation, and outreach.
Nick’s more extraneous educational credits include the Dale Carnegie Communications Course Certification, accreditation through the National Outdoor Leadership School, two-week Desert Survival courses, and membership in PSIA (Professional Ski Instructors of America). He has traveled all over North America, hitchhiking and staying in hostels, while doing activities such as skiing, skydiving, bungee jumping, and numerous other outdoor adventures. Fun fact: Nick performed as a Blue Man in the world-renowned Blue Man Group at the Venetian in Las Vegas from 2007 – 2010. Nick brings to the team skills in leadership, communication, and networking. His focus is design & research, hiring, and overseeing day-to-day operations.