Nick was born in Austin, Texas. He studied English and Comparative Literature at Oglethorpe University with the intention of pursuing a career as a writer. In 2016, he began meditating daily and started exploring different spiritual traditions. The desire to create art gave way to the desire to heal himself and help others. This exploration ultimately led him to Reiki, where he found what he had been looking for all along.
The name Perennial Reiki is a tribute to Aldous Huxley's "The Perennial Philosophy," which suggests that there is a unifying and eternal theme to all religions. Reiki means "Universal Life Energy"; like the perennial philosophy, it transcends sects, doctrines, and dogma.