Nicky got his Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science from Tulane University before moving to Denver in 2008 to study International Relations at the University of Denver.
In 2018, Nicky wrote a resolution for the Denver Democratic Party’s platform seeking to reverse the ongoing privatization of public education, instead focusing resources on student equity and supporting educators. Alongside a coalition of community leaders, he lobbied Denver Democrats to overwhelmingly pass the resolution, clearing a path for Denverites to elect a slate of pro-education candidates in 2019's Denver Public School Board elections.
Over the last several years, Nicky has founded several organizations geared toward building community-leadership for student equity and neighborhood schools in DPS.
Nicky lives in the East Colfax neighborhood of Denver with his partner, Nicki Nanton, their dog, Julep, two cats, Gonzo and Libby, and two little corn snakes, Fettucine and Campanelli. Nicky is a hospice volunteer coordinator, while Nicki is a hospice social worker and recently started her degree in nursing at Regis University.