Nic is a non-binary, queer person from Anaiwan people of the Glen Innes, NSW. They grew up on Ngunnawal Country, ACT and started studying degrees in Environmental Science and Sports Science until they got a job with a Federal Government agency in 2015. They moved on to Naarm under the Wurundjeri and Woi Wurrung people of the Kulin Nation in 2018. They are proud to be the youngest current trainer/assessor for AILC, showing that age is no barrier - you just need drive.  

After realising university wasn't their thing, Nic had the opportunity to expand their knowledge through completing Certificate IVs in Government (Project Management), Project Management Practice, and Procurement and Contracting. After all that, they realised that they love training, and obtained a Certificate IV in Training and Assessment. From there, they started exploring leadership by completing the Certificate IV in Indigenous Leadership and starting a Diploma of Leadership and Management. 

Nic is a qualified therapeutic massage therapist, and is studying to become an Emergency Medical Technician. They started Deadly Sports Plus back in 2017, focusing on sports medicine first aid: teaching first aid courses and attending events as the first aid team. They are working towards becoming a Mental Health First Aid instructor to add to the support of all types of first aid.  

The Certificate II and IV in Indigenous Leadership are important to Nic. They see the need for support and upskilling that our mob needs in this ever changing environment. They want to help encourage the current and next generation of our leaders, helping them realise their potential to become their own leaders, in their own communities.