My name is Nick.

I am a 30 year-old Pittsburgher, photographer, musician, engineer, and writer.

I was born in LaVale, MD, but spent most of my life in Pittsburgh. I’m a Carnegie Mellon University grad (Mechanical Engineering 2009 + MBA 2015) and currently work at Google.

I travel to music festivals all around the country (in the RV I bought for that purpose), I’m an avid backpacker and hiker, and I’ll do just about anything outdoors. I’m also a devout volunteer at The Great Blue Heron Music Festival .

I like taking photos, making music, chunky Guacamole, spinning vinyl, off-roading, on-roading, climbing, motorcycles, camping, backpacking, and pretty much anything outdoors.


About This Blog

I started writing the predecessor to this blog in high school, which evolved in to a forum for my friends and I to exchange some conversation (remember, this was the pre-Facebook dark ages). After I graduated from high school, I started to gain a stronger interest in travel, and picked up photography.  I started to blog about little trips and photos I’ve taken and now I write here on ShutterBurgh. It serves as a personal journal that I use to stay connected with friends and family, and I can’t wait to read it all again sometime when the hair on my head is a bit grayer.

BS Mechanical Engineering
Carnegie Mellon University

Masters of Business Administration
Tepper School of Business
Carnegie Mellon University

Google Retail Solutions Consultant
gTech Channel Intelligence
May 2013 to present

Click here for full resume.