Jack Studer's portrait


President & CEO

Nick founded and serves as President & Chief Executive Officer of WayPaver Foundation, an organization dedicated to addressing grand challenges humanity faces by enabling sustainable lunar settlement. Previously, Nick worked for the Thiel Foundation where he managed the growth and development of their global community of young visionaries, entrepreneurs, and scientists, helping to expand the group to over 2,500 members from dozens of different countries.

Prior to his work with Thiel, Nick spent several years working in community and economic development in the Great Lakes region, from working with a 91-block district to a 10-county regional organization. He founded and served on the board of Twelve Cities Project for several years, a nonprofit that examined entrepreneurial ecosystems of various mid-sized cities throughout the United States. He resides in Chattanooga, TN, and spends most of his free time exploring the outdoors.

Contact: narnett@waypaverfoundation.org