In December 2001, Nik graduated with honors from Universal Technical Institute
in Phoenix, Arizona, with a degree in Automotive and Truck Technology.
He made the Director's Honor List 13 times and was named Student of the
Phase three times. His final GPA was 3.95.
Nik now works for a boat repair shop on the SF-Bay waterfront in Alameda.
He performs maintenance and repairs on all manner of recreational watercraft,
including fishing, power and sailboats.