Nick is a sixth generation Central Coast native and Fresno State University graduate. He brings more than 38 years of entrepreneurial experience to the organization. Tompkins founded Apio, Inc. in 1979, and grew the business into the largest manufacturer and marketer of pre-cut value added vegetables to the club, retail, and food service sectors in the U.S as well as being an international exporter of fruits and vegetables. Tompkins is now the owner of NKT Commercial with approximately 30 portfolio properties in San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara County. His experience in commercial and retail property development is superseded only by his support for a number of local nonprofits including Jack’s Helping Hand and the Boys and Girls Clubs of America. Nick has also been on the Board of Regents and contributed to Mission College Preparatory High School. He was elected to the Board in February of 2017.