Hailing from the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, Nick is a regenerative designer, farmer, and builder. Inspired by indigenous culture and ancient farming practices, he works passionately to design the future of living systems. In 2015, Nick began farming on a barren and desertified 14 acre parcel of land in rural north Boulder County. Despite discouragement from government agencies and conventional farmers, Nick began exploring regenerative solutions for the arid west to restore what is now Elk Run Farm. Now the pilot research project for Drylands Agroecology Research (DAR), the nonprofit that he and his partner Marissa Pulaski founded in 2017, thousands of fruit trees have been planted in restored ecosystems where others thought it was impossible. Today, Nick is working to develop climate change solutions through regenerative farming, working with private and public landowners across Boulder County.