About Nic

I’m a folklorist who, by day, is a education director at an immigration museum in the Midwest. I geeked out on folklore enough to do three degrees (BA, MA, PhD) in it.

I grew up in a half-Catholic, half-Methodist family, and spent most of my childhood in the latter. I have been in the Orthodox Church since 2008, when I left the Unitarian Universalist church and had a chance to meet Fr. Alexander Atty, who became my first spiritual father. Most of my Orthodox life has been spent either chanting, singing in parish choirs, or helping with youth programs.

But beyond that, I’m married to a very lovely Canadian musician/ethnomusicologist, and am a father of two girls (one of whom has narcolepsy with cataplexy). I’m a Scout leader, like to cook and draw, and am generally into maker culture.