Dalton Nickel graduated from NC state with an engineering degree in 2016, returning to the area in late 2018 after having lived in locations in the Midwest for two years. When not working or traveling, he may be seen exploring local coffee shops, breweries or gyms.

Working with the Hillsborough Street Community Service Corporation in college and seeing the urban transitions in other mid-major cities has sparked a desire for involvement in community development organizations and initiatives.