Degrees and Certifications:
B.S. Business Administration (International Business & Economics Emphases) M.B.A. (Entrepreneurship Emphasis) The Natural Step (Sustainable Business) Wilderness First Responder
Mr. Nicky Wilks
Born and raised here on Vashon, I am honestly pretty stoked to be teaching at my alma mater. I always knew I would find my way into some form of teaching. I suppose I just figured it would take me a bit longer to get here :)
My notable educational background originates with my VHS graduation in '06 and continues through my time at Chapman University where I earned my B.S. in Business Admin (International Business / Economics Emphases) and M.B.A. (Entrepreneurship Emphasis). As s student of life, I would feel incomplete if I didn't acknowledge the life lessons that come outside of the classroom. Traveling and engaging in meaningful discourse with diverse peoples have been my most powerful and consistent catalysts of positive growth.
In the professional realm, I have invested most of my energy working with small business owners and entrepreneurs in developing new products/services, refining their vision, and finding creative ways to deliver value. My recent projects include developing "The Emergency App for College Families" and co-founding a non-profit here on the island, Journeymen Institute.
In my "free time" (<---what's that?) I enjoy time in the wilderness, riding bikes around the island, coaching/playing lacrosse, and basically anything under the sun!
My partner and I live humbly and happily on the island with our three children, Maverick, Jude & Osa.