Nick Berget is an engineer, cryptocurrency entrepreneur, and amateur cartoonist. He was born and spent most of his life in Southcentral Alaska, and no matter where he currently hangs his hat it remains his one true home. Working a number of years as a systems engineer for large aerospace & defense companies, in late 2016 he left the corporate rat race with what remained of his sanity in the desire to travel the world, try his hand at entrepreneurship, and indulge in long-neglected hobbies. Long possessing a fascination with comic strips since childhood, he started Nerd By Northwest with a combination of strange ideas, inspiration from even stranger friends, and a handful of roughly drawn strips sketched during office lunch breaks.