NICK NELSON

Montana Blackfeet Director

Matthew Dayton from Visions Service Adventures

Nick Nelson discovered his love for volunteer work at the age of 19 when he spent ten months with AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps. His work included Hurricane Katrina recovery and running a chainsaw on an emergency ice-storm response deployment in Missouri. That year, he forged lasting friendships and developed a passion for blending meaningful work with exciting adventures. He now dedicates himself to cultivating similar experiences for the next generation. 

Nick served as lead carpenter on the former VISIONS program in Mississippi and has now led many programs on the Montana Blackfeet reservation. He earned a B.S. Wildlife Management from Humboldt State University, led youth trail crews in Oregon, guided an outdoor-ed teen program in California, and directed a college-level program that involves volunteering with the homeless.

More than anything, Nick enjoys learning new things, reading, being creative, telling long jokes with minimal punchlines, recreating in the great outdoors and traveling. He is excited to get to work on the Blackfeet Reservation this summer—alongside his team of leaders and participants—helping the community and making some memories! 

Matthew Dayton from Visions Service Adventures

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