About Nick

Nick Is A...

Small Business Leader

Nick has an MBA from CU Boulder, is a former CEO for 3 software companies (MetricFire, Iron, Ringcaptcha), and an alumni of Leadership Denver. Nick will use his business leadership skills to analyze problems, create solutions, and secure partnerships to get policy passed.

Community Builder

Nick has grown two startup communities that have helped 100s of businesses grow and make an impact in Denver. He also volunteers weekly in the community from unhoused services to neighborhood cleanups.

Military Sergeant

Nick is a Staff Sergeant of the Colorado Air National Guard. He will bring integrity and hard work to the role in order to serve all District 7 residents. Nick will fight to make sure neighborhoods are safe and basic human needs are met for everyone.

Zero Waste Warrior

Nick is passionate about the environment and zero waste. As a member of the CASR SAC Zero Waste committee, he helped get the Expanded Waste Services policy passed. Nick will continue to find ways to make District 7 a more sustainable community.

Nick's Values

  • Accountability
  • Caring
  • Challenge
  • Community
  • Dependability
  • Equality
  • Fairness
  • Family
  • Fun
  • Giving
  • Gratitude
  • Growth
  • Hard Work
  • Integrity
  • Leadership
  • Optimism
  • Service
  • Sustainability
  • Team Work
  • Trustworthy

Nick's Service

Sustainability Advisory Council

Zero Waste committee member for the Sustainability Advisory Council of Denver’s Office of Climate Action, Sustainability & Resiliency. Website

Headwaters Protectors

Weekly volunteer for the Headwaters Protectors which provides compassionate water and trash services to people experiencing homelessness in Denver. Website

Womens In Sustainability

An active member of a sustainability-focused organization. Website

Baker Neighborhood Sustainability Committee

An active member of a neighborhood sustainability committee. Website

Toastmasters International

President of a local public speaking group. Website

Metro Caring

Volunteer monthly to support a local food bank. Website

1 Million Cups

Lead organizer and emcee for a weekly entrepreneurial event where entrepreneurs get feedback on their startups and meet local entrepreneurs. Website

Denver Founders

Lead organizer for a monthly business founder event that brings founders together to grow and support each other. Website

Leadership Denver

A member of the Leadership Denver Class of 2022 climate change group, we are working on building a mobile food container that will provide a food pantry for a local Denver community. Website

Rocky Mountain MicroFinance Institute

Startup mentor for local entrepreneurs. Website

Colorado Solidarity Fund

A member of a local investment club which invests in locally-owned cooperative businesses to build economic education among our members. Website

Nick's Timeline

  • Childhood
  • College
  • Post College
  • Career
  • Leadership

Nick was born in Chicago, IL on Jan 14, 1982.  At the age of 2, his family move to Bridgewater, NJ where he lived in the same house till High School. He spent his free time playing sports (soccer, basketball, baseball, and golf), running school clubs, and growing as a leader in the Boy Scouts. In 2000, he achieved the rank of Eagle Scout.

Nick went to Purdue University in West Lafayette, IN from 2000-2004 and received a Bachelor of Science majoring in Management and minoring in Management Information Systems. Outside of school, he participated in 3 different fraternities: social, business, and honor. He was also awarded best fraternity President in 2002.

After college, Nick moved to Chicago, IL trying to find his path in life. He worked for various companies such as Chase Bank, Apple, and the Chicago Bulls. During his free time, he tried stand-up comedy and improv. In 2011, Nick became a DJ/Emcee where he rocked Chicago weddings and cruise ships’ dancefloors around the world.

In 2015, Nick decided to feed his passion for service by moving to Denver, CO to join the Colorado Air National Guard as an Aircraft Maintainer on F-16 jets. From 2017-2019, he attended the University of Colorado Boulder where he receive his Master’s in Business Administration focusing on Entrepreneurship and Marketing. In 2020, Nick became the Director of Operations for a Private Equity software company. His operational excellence and leadership skills advanced him to the CEO of 3 software companies. The companies involved leading 12 employees covering 6 different countries while serving hundreds of customers.

During the pandemic and currently, Nick leads a weekly entrepreneurial event, mentors entrepreneurs, and volunteers in various ways to support the planet. Looking to make an impact in Denver, he joined the Leadership Denver program through the Denver Metro Chamber to learn more about Denver. Passionate about helping the unhoused, he volunteers weekly to provide water and trash services to the unhoused through Headwater Protectors. In addition, he is a member of the Sustainability Advisory Council of Denver’s Office of Climate Action, Sustainability & Resiliency Zero Waste committee which provides zero waste solutions to the city of Denver.

Fun Nick Facts

  • ENTJ: Commander
  • Capricorn Sun Libra Moon
  • Enneagram 3: The Achiever
  • Apartment Tumbler Composter
  • 2016 Colfax Marathon Finisher
  • 90 scuba dives
  • 46 countries traveled
  • Quarterly blood donor
  • Plant dad to 10 plants
  • 10 14ers completed
  • Electric and non-electric bicycle owner
  • No moguls skier
  • CPR Certified
  • Pun Master
  • Parent’s on-call technology expert
  • Level 7 Google Maps

Keep Moving District 7 Forward


Get Nick His First Tattoo

Nick wants to be District 7's Council member and is willing to put "skin in the game" by getting his FIRST tattoo that resembles District 7. Email your tattoo design! And when Nick wins, he will pick his favorite!
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Disclaimer: Use of NIck Campion's (he/him) military rank, job titles, and photographs in uniform does not imply an endorment from the Colorado Air National Guard or the Department of Defense.
Denver, CO 80223