Nico was born in Port Elizabeth in 1974 to German parents and is one of 5 children.
He currently co-runs the family business which is a vertical wool and mohair textile operation and a motor car dealership. He married Camila in 2000 and they have 4 children, Luca, Nina, John, and Anna.
Nico and his wife joined Redeemer Fellowship in 2010.
He enjoys sports, fishing (when he gets the chance), a good book and spending quality time with his family.