Name: Nick Parish

Education: High school diploma
IODP Experience: 4 years in ODP and IODP
Life Experience: 30 years working in the drilling business

Interests: Tattoo art (Nick was a tattoo artist for a year), watching television, visiting children and grandchildren.

For 30 years Nick worked all over the world in the drilling industry. During that time he took a couple years off to spend time with his daughter. He wandered into a tattoo shop and became interested in the art and process of tattoo. For a year he worked as a tattoo artist. Then one day he was watching the Discovery Channel and saw a program about seafloor drilling for scientific research. After 12 phone calls, he found a person that asked for his resume. He was interviewed on the phone, offered a job and two weeks later he was on his way to meet the ship in Hawaii.