CSI Level :
Weight: 155 lbs.
Place of Birth: Dallas, TX
Date of Birth: 8/18/71
Education: B.S. in Criminal Justice, Rice University
Special Skills: Hair and Fiber Analysis
Martial Status: Single
Spent his first three years out of college on the Dallas
police force, then transferred to the Dallas crime lab, spending
one year as CSI Level One before transferring to Las Vegas.
The last child in a family of seven, Nick was born into law
enforcement. His father worked as the state D.A. before being
appointed to the bench. Two years ago, Nickís father was
appointed to the Texas State Supreme Court. Nickís mother has
spent her entire adult life working as a public defender. They
have been happily-married for 45 years. With one brother and
five sisters, Nick had a lot of people looking out for him.
Maybe thatís why everything feels so personal to Nick. He has no
distance from his work because heís always been close to people.
Where Sara struggles with relationships, Nick canít help
himself. Being with and around people is so easy for him. Whatís
hard is balancing the unspoken but competing perspectives of his
parents. He wants to live up to their expectations, and becoming
a CSI was one way of finding a compromise. Being a cop was too
much for his father. As a CSI, heís objective. He still has
social responsibility to uphold, but does his job without an
agenda. The evidence speaks and everyone has to respect what it
says, both public defenders as well as judges on the bench. Nick
could still be in Texas, but he chose to move two states over.
Thereís a part of Nick that loves his family and his family
name, but thereís a part of him that wants to be on his own, to
lay down his own roots and establish his own identity. What heís
finding is that roots donít take quickly. Growing them is a slow
process fraught with mistakesÖand Nick isnít finished.