Meet Nick! Nick has been with Soren for over 2 years, and plays an extremely important role as an Account Executive on our team! Nick is a perfect example of the Soren Core Value “You Control Your Progression” as Nick joined Soren as a Business Development Representative and upon completion of the program, was promoted to Account Executive. Our Vice President, Scott says: “Nick’s abilities to find common ground with everyone he meets and to be as pushy as you can be without being annoying has positioned him to be the incredible sales person he has been. He is a natural leader that wants to see the rest of the team succeed and he pushes everyone to be better. I’m extremely grateful for his many contributions”. We are thrilled to have Nick as part of the Soren Team and are proud to spotlight him this month! 

Here are some fun facts about Nick:

Tell us a little bit about your family…

Well to start off, there is my wonderful wife Charlotte whom I’ve been married to for 11 years. We have 4 children. Lydia, who loves to craft and hang out with friends. Josh, who despite his physical and mental challenges is the most loving and happy person I know. He gets his quick wit from his dad for sure. Savannah is always wanting to help and has a love for everything. Then there is Emmie Kay, who is our newest addition and has been a blessing to our family. We all love Disney and used to go to Disneyland at least once if not twice a month for a few years while living in CA. Even with all that we have been through and what is to come we have a saying in our house. “We’ll make it work”

Where is your favorite place to be? 

If it’s not just being with the family, I’d have to say out deep sea fishing.

What is your favorite movie or TV show? 

Well I do like to watch the episode of Let’s Make A Deal that I was on before starting at Soren. But I have to go back a ways and say it would be BOY MEETS WORLD.

If you had to eat one meal, every day for the rest of your life, what would it be? 

Steak (Medium Rare – Rare) and Potatoes

If you could meet anyone living or dead, who would it be? 

Woody Hayes

If you were stuck on an island what three things would you bring? 

Since I don’t consider my family “things” they’d have to be with me. Then I’d have to say some waterproof matches, a fishing pole, a samurai sword.

People would be surprised if they knew… 

I don’t think there is anything I can say that would surprise anyone anymore, but I will say that when my wife and I were engaged we did not see each other in person for 5 consecutive months prior to being married. We saw each other again 3 days before the wedding after living on opposite coasts of the country. So if you say long distance can’t work, I beg to differ.

What brought you to Soren?

I had been looking to get out of California for a while and when visiting family here in Cypress, my wife and I had a feeling this is where we wanted to be. Not to mention Houston has a great hospital system for Josh. I was pointed to Soren by my Sister In Law who knew some people that worked here and I decided to apply. After spending a couple days around the office and talking to quite a few of the employees/management I thought that it was a culture that I could enjoy. Not to mention that the company has so much growth still to come and I wanted to be a part of that growth.

How is Soren different than other companies you’ve worked for? 

The culture for sure. I come from a Hospitality background and have managed for Marriott, trained with Disney, and worked for a large family operated construction company in Los Angeles and you know what they all preach? Culture. You know what they all lack? Culture.  It’s one thing to preach it, but it’s a whole other thing to live it. At Soren, it’s not put out as a front, it’s shown in the way everyone interacts… it’s shown in the way that they appreciate employee feedback for continued improvement… it’s shown in the way that they care not only about you as an employee but also you as a person and your family. I’ve seen first hand how people in this company go the extra mile to not only tell you that they care but to also show you.

Which Soren core value means the most to you and why?

This one took some thought, but I’d have to say “Leadership by Everyone”. I enjoy sharing my experiences and teaching as much as I like to pick the brains of those around me. We are in an industry that is fluid and ever changing. As we are all encouraged to share experiences and knowledge it allows us to all become well rounded as we better ourselves. Everyone has unique and different backgrounds, knowledge and skills that we can all learn from. Every employee at Soren has an opportunity to lead, whether that is through daily actions, training sessions, being a mentor or becoming a manager. Through this core value it opens a path for career growth and development but also personal growth and development.

Do you have any advice for new or potential Soren employees?

If you are looking for an industry that is virtually recession and pandemic proof, look into Soren. If you are looking for a company that cares about you and your development, look into Soren. If you are looking for a company that has fun, promotes friendly competition and provides an opportunity to grow from within, then Soren should be at the top of your list. Trust me, I was skeptical at first, but becoming a Soren employee has been a great career move for me and my family.