- Maintenance & Project Manager
Nick was born and raised in Hood River, Oregon. His Grandfather was a Diamond Fruit Grower with a small pear ranch on the west side of the valley. Nick enjoyed the outdoors and sports. After graduating from HRV in 1998, Nick played football at Western Oregon University. In 2000 he enrolled at Wyo-Tech in Laramie, Wyoming and studied diesel and refrigeration technologies. He was hired by Carrier Corporation who sent him to Athens, Georgia for further education on refrigeration systems. Nick graduated first in his class from Athens Tech in 2002, and went to work for Carrier in Omaha, Nebraska. He worked on Union Pacific railcars, and industrial refrigeration systems throughout Nebraska. In 2005 he transferred to Carrier’s Portland branch. In 2006 Nick came to work for Diamond Fruit Growers.
“My Wife and I were extremely excited when Diamond offered me a job and an opportunity for us to get back to the beautiful Hood River Valley. It has been a wonderful career with Diamond. I started as an operator, became a refrigeration supervisor in 2008, Project Manager in 2012, and then Maintenance and Project Manager in 2014. Diamond is an exciting place to work. There are many different trades and professions all being practiced at one business. I really enjoy the diversity of the job. I feel extremely fortunate to work for such a great organization and it’s my opinion that it’s in the perfect place to live and raise my family!”