Meet Our New Team Member: Nick Bower
We are excited to introduce Nick Bower, the Capital Area Regional Planning Commission’s new Environmental Engineer. Nick comes to CARPC with several years of private-sector consulting and development experience. He looks forward to applying his expertise to achieve a regional balance between development and preservation.
Nick originally hails from Durand, Wisconsin, a small city in the west-central part of the state. He completed a degree in civil engineering at UW-Platteville, augmented by engineering internships working mostly on projects at the Dane County Regional Airport and a semester in Galway, Ireland studying construction engineering. After graduation, Nick gained experience in landfill design and environmental monitoring for landfills and remediation sites before turning his focus to development and redevelopment work with Vierbicher. Nick now brings his project design and consulting experience to CARPC, where he looks forward to viewing individual projects from a cohesive, regional perspective to promote sensible development that incorporates environmental preservation.
Staff Trivia: During college, Nick worked as a certified snowboard instructor in Galena, Illinois.
Outside of work, Nick’s quaran-team consists of his wife, 4-year-old son, and dog. He enjoys both watching and playing sports, working on house projects, trying new restaurants and breweries, and spending time at Dane County’s many recreation parks and dog parks. He also serves on the board of the Madison Area Down Syndrome Society and knows some basic sign language. It seems CARPC’s extreme bias toward cat-loving staff members has officially balanced out; Nick joins recent hires Haley and Melissa in being more of a dog person.
Staff Trivia: Despite being born and raised in Wisconsin, Nick identifies as a Cleveland sports fan thanks to his dad, a Cleveland native. He still happily roots for Wisconsin teams as well.
As CARPC’s Environmental Engineer, Nick will be contributing toward sewer extension reviews and Urban Service Area amendments, along with working on regional projects such as the Starkweather Creek chlorides plan and Black Earth Creek green infrastructure plan.
Please join us in welcoming Nick to the CARPC team!