Nick is one of the star utility players on our ever-bustling Frontier account, ensuring the team is on task, on budget and on schedule. He’s so dedicated he once agreed to star in a TV commercial that required him to be pummeled by dodgeballs. He’s also nuts about movies. Top flicks in his personal pantheon are The Godfather, Parts I & II. Not for the gangland mischief but rather the portrait of a close family: preparing a meal or sitting around the dinner table. “I grew up in a household like that—kitchen always packed, the smell of sauce wandering through the house, a baby screaming somewhere.” (Also, Rule #1: Never dig in the backyard.) Nick’s biggest brush with stardom was the time he encountered welterweight champ Carmen Basilio. He was at Aquinas Mission Bouts and Carmen was the honored guest. On the way to the restroom, Nick tripped over Carmen’s foot. Steaming mad, Nick went to throw a left hook, but Carmen got to him first with a right jab. To this day, Nick still walks with a slight hitch.