Nik grew up in the greater Portland-Vancouver area with strong family roots and a love for the Northwest as he has made it his home now for over 30 years. With a passion for all sports, Nik graduated from West Linn High School in 1997 and went on to college at Willamette University in Salem, Oregon where he majored in Business Economics. The Chicago White Sox drafted Nik in 2001. After 7 years in professional baseball, he returned home in 2008 and started Northwest Sports Management Group, an agency specializing in the representation of professional baseball players from the Northwest.
With a goal in mind to link youth in the Northwest with current professional athletes from the Northwest, he went on to start NW Futures. Since then, NW Futures has promoted professional players through camps, clinics, and lessons, as well as traveled across the Northwest from Seattle to Medford and everywhere in between aligning youth with pros. It remains his vision to cultivate and instruct baseball players of all ages for years to come.
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Director of Youth Development
John has been with NW Futures since the summer of 2012 and has been the Vice President since early 2014. Born and raised in Vancouver, John always had a strong passion for baseball. He started playing baseball for Hazel Dell Little League in T-Ball and concluded after lettering twice at Columbia River High School. While attending Columbia River, John also lettered three years in football and graduated in the International Baccalaureate program.
John attended Portland State University and earned a bachelor's degree in Business Administration and History. Residing in the Portland-Metro area gives John the great opportunity to work with NW Futures and he is excited to watch the players and the program grow year in and year out.
Director of Intermediate Development
Tucker moved to the Portland area in September 2017. Born in Dallas, Texas and raised in Waxahachie, Texas, he was a multi-sport letterman at Waxahachi High School. In college, he played football at Angelo State University in San Angelo, Texas. After college, Tucker coached several sports at Hobbs High School in Hobbs, New Mexico. Since then, he has been coaching for the Texas Cubs Baseball Club in the highly-competitive Dallas area. Tucker comes from a baseball family, with his grandfather playing professionally and his dad and brother both playing in college. In addition, Tucker's dad was a scout for several years. Tucker is looking forward to being a part of a great organization and experiencing more of the Pacific Northwest.
"Baseball didn't outdo Tucker, Tucker outdid baseball -- fields were too small."
Director of High School Development
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James was born and raised in Klamath Falls, OR and is a product of Henley High School where he helped the Hornets win back-to-back OSAA 4A State Baseball Championships in 2004 and 2005. James graduated high school in 2007 and accepted a baseball scholarship to Western Nevada Junior College in Carson City, NV. James then transferred in the winter of 2007 to play for the defending back-to-back national champions, Oregon State Beavers. In 2011 James was drafted by the Miami Marlins and played 5 years of professional baseball, finishing his career at the AAA level. He returned to the northwest in 2015 where he continues to coach, train and mentor youth and amateur baseball players.
Garrett joined the staff of NW Futures prior to the start of the 2015 season. A graduate of Union High School, Garrett pitched and played first base at Skagit Valley College before deciding to pursue a career in coaching. Baseball has always been a central point in Garrett's life, as his parents owned the Bullpen Training Center in East Vancouver for over 3 years. His younger brother, Conner, is currently pitching at Mt. Hood Community College in Gresham, Oregon. As a native of the Pacific Northwest, Garrett is extremely passionate and excited for the opportunity to be a part of the growth of young baseball players in this area.
In 2012, Conner graduated from Juanita High School in Kirkland, Washington and went on to play baseball at Everett Community College. He played three years, winning an NWAC championship with the team, before continuing both his academic and baseball career at Concordia University in Portland. Conner has been around baseball his whole life as his father was a minor league baseball player in the Minnesota Twins organization, as well as a scout for the Florida Marlins, Oakland Athletics, and Anaheim Angels. Being around baseball for so long has allowed Conner to gain valuable experience and knowledge that he is very excited to share with the young baseball players here in the Northwest.
Ben is a Sam Barlow High School graduate and went on to play two years at Clark Community College before finishing at Linfield College. Ben began coaching with the NW Futures in 2019 and is passionate about helping kids from the Northwest reach their goals and grow as both players and people.
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Harbour played high school baseball in the Bay Area at El Cerrito high school. He went on to play at Willamette University during 2015-2019 where he spent time as a utility player. Harbour played infield, outfield, and pitched, helping his team to take home the NWC Champions in 2018. While at Willamette University, Harbour earned his Bachelor’s Degree in mathematics giving him an analytical approach to the game of baseball.
Harbour started coaching youth and high school baseball in 2015 during summers and became a full-time coach in 2019. Harbour moved to Portland in summer of 2021 and begin coaching with the NW Futures.
Sam grew up in the Issaquah- Bellevue area east of Seattle. Sam attended Issaquah High school where he played for the first 3 years of his high school career. He then transferred to IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida for his senior year where he would go on to play with and against some of the best players in the nation. After IMG, Sam attended Tiffin University in Ohio for 2 years and then returned home to Edmonds CC in Seattle,WA. At Edmonds CC, Sam was named All conference OF while batting leadoff and starting in the OF. From Edmonds CC, Sam went on to play at D2 Western Oregon University. During the 2021 season, Sam was able to help lead WOU to the NCAA regional. Graduating from WOU spring of 2021, Sam continues to pursue his passion in the Maverick Independent League playing for the Salem-Keizer Volcanoes. Sam loves the sport of baseball and will continue to coach with the same passion and energy he played with. Sam hopes to continue to work in baseball for as long as he can and pass on that love for the game to the next generation.