NIcholas Nelson

Nicholas Nelson Director of Development

Denver Metro Young Life

Graduating Class: 2021

Industry: Non Profit and Social Impact/Community Service


Nick serves as the Director of Development for Denver Metro Young Life, where I do major gift fundraising to support the programs and leadership development that takes place with our middle school and high school youth in Denver and Aurora. I was raised in Arkansas and this is where many of the principles that make me who I am were nurtured.

I am a husband to Emily, father to Gianna and Major, and dedicated to being part of change in my communities. Nick graduated from Colorado Christian University with a degree in Business Administration and I’m currently working on a Masters in Organizational Leadership through CSU Global. I have been giving back to my community by investing in the youth of Colorado. I have coached AAU basketball for over 10 years with the Colorado Hawks, and also by working for Denver Metro Young Life, where we surround youth with caring adults that want to see them succeed and find their true authentic self.


Colorado Christian University – B.S. BA (2011)


Denver Metro Young Life – Director of Development (2021-present)

Denver Metro Young Life – Associate Director of Operations (2020-21)

Denver Metro Young Life – Area Director (2015-2020)

Avis Budget Group – Operations Manager (2007-09) (2011-15)