Nick is a former business owner with over 23 years of experience in the timber building, construction, and manufacturing industry. He is currently a manager at Engineered Timber Solutions, which is a subsidiary of Fletcher Distribution Limited, serving since 2005 and previously served in various positions with Fletcher Residential, Fletcher Merchants, Fletcher Challenge Forests, Carter, Holt and Harvey, Jenkin Timber, Neil Timber and Allied Movers. He is a graduate of Mechanical Engineering Technology from De La Salle University, Philippines, and has lived and worked in Auckland since arriving in New Zealand in 1988. He is proud to be a Filipino and continually works to raise the profile of the Filipino migrant. He is passionate about helping to improve the livelihood of his fellow kababayans thru sustainability – finding a balance between financial, human, and the environmental aspects of life. He is also both the founding member of the NZ Kapampangan Society and one of the moderators of their Yahoogroup and the Pinoy Outdoor Group.