Nick Parrott is an undergrad at the University of Minnesota (CFANS) double-majoring in Forest & Natural Resource Management (FNRM) as well as Fisheries, Wildlife & Conservation Biology (FWCB). He is a retired Army CH-47 Chinook helicopter flight engineer and mechanic supervisor on multiple airframes, as well as an FAA certified Airframe & Powerplant mechanic. In total, he spent 14 years in the service including a tour to Iraq (2006-07) and Afghanistan (2011-12). He was medically retired in 2018 and desired to pursue a new outdoor career with the eventual goal of contributing to the field of ecological restoration.
This summer, Nick is a field tech working for Dr. Windmuller-Campione and finds every minute of it to be enjoyable, save for the wood nettle stings he endured early on. He considers Crosby Farm Park to be an amazing place and feels that it is an honor to be a part of the ASCC project’s critical research. He is Claire and Cully’s coworker and excels at creating fine-tuned procedures for measuring trees and observing their phenology.
Nick lives in Princeton, MN with his wife and two kids.