Nick Oertel wears a lot of hats these days. He is a family man and father of two, a lawyer at Foster Swift, an avid outdoorsman, and a proud member of Highfields' board of directors.
Nick brings a lot to the table when it comes to serving on the board. As a new father, he empathizes with the mission of helping children, youth and families build stronger relationships. He's a local native of Lansing, an MSU alumnus, and is passionate about serving the very community where he grew up.
"I truly believe in the counseling services that Highfields provides because I believe in second chances," said Nick. "It's important to give individuals the opportunity to develop and get their lives on the right track. Without Highfields, the lives of those people suffer, and our communities suffer."
Building strong communities is something that Nick feels strongly about. In his work, he is able to help members of the community every day, but he knows that Highfields does a lot of work that may go unnoticed.