Nick was born in St. Louis, MO, attended Rockhurst High School in Kansas City, MO, and graduated from the University of Miami, where he studied History and Latin American Studies, in 2015. After graduation, searched for a job he could get excited about and eventually decided to work in the Pet Industry. After searching for positions in the industry Nick decided to work for DOG for DOG as a Territory Manager in the Southeast where he met his business partner Mike Bateman. After a year at DOG for DOG, he was promoted to Director of Business Development. Soon after he started building Green Coast Pet with Michael Bateman. Nick had always wanted to run his own business and thought he could synthesize his interest in Botany, which started in an industrial agriculture class at the University of Miami, and his experience in the pet industry. After a year of extensive research and development, Nick and Mike launched Green Coast Pet in January, 2018.
Born and raised in the suburbs of Philadelphia, Mike moved to Los Angeles during high school and completed his college degree at UCLA. After stints working at Enterprise Rent-A-Car and a sales role in the technology field, he found his way into the pet industry doing national sales for a start-up called DOG for DOG. After 5 years in the pet industry, Mike decided he wanted to start his own brand and had a great concept to offer all pet parents and began the build of Green Coast Pet with Co-Founder Nick Massey. After about a year of planning and product development, Green Coast Pet was born in January 2018. Mike lives in Pasadena, CA with his wife, Becca, daughter, Maisie, and 3 dogs, Snoop, Stavros and Cooper