4 Nichols was born in Gloucester, Massachusetts and has spent most of his life traveling the globe. He is a veteran, a practicing installation artist, as well as a woodworker. He is an advocate for the Natural Sciences and holds a Bachelor's Degree in Environmental Geology from Salem State University.
Sustainable design, unique solutions, and utilization of reclaimed materials are often the focus of his projects. With prior experience as a certified instructor in the United States Air Force and nearly a decade of crafting experience, he prefers a straight-forward, hands-on approach to any projects that he leads.
As a co-founder of Refuge, “Build Something!” Instructor, and a mentor, 4 is a strong advocate of critical thinking, positive youth engagement, and individualized artistic expression.