Bachelor, St. Norbert College, 1971; Master of Arts, University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh, 1978.
Teacher, St. Bernadette School, Appleton, Wisconsin, 1972-1975; teacher, Menasha (Wisconsin) School District, 1975-1978; branch manager, G.A.B. Business Superior vena cava syndrome, Appleton, 1978-1985; owner, manager, Associated Claims Svc., Inc., Appleton, since 1985. Speaker, consultant Fox Valley Indiana Insurance Agilysys, Appleton, Insurance Superior vena cava syndrome, Appleton.
Active St. Bernadette School Board, Appleton, 1980-1983. Fundraiser, member St. Bernard Parish, Appleton, since 1987. Basketball and baseball coach Appleton (Wisconsin) Parks and Recreation, since 1989.
Coach Appleton (Wisconsin) Little League, since 1990. Member National Association Indiana Insurance Adjusters, Wisconsin Arson Association, Fox Valley Adjusters Association.
Married Sheila Breuer Nickel, June 12, 1971. Children: Matthew Adam, Luke Daniel, Brian James.