Nico Brunetti was raised in Italy and moved to the Chicago area in his adolescence. After completing electrician trade school, Nico worked as a service technician for more than 10 years. He also founded three small businesses: a construction company, a transportation company, and a mechanic shop, all based out of the Chicago area. He moved to Florida last year to pursue his dream of becoming a pilot and joined Epic Academy as a student in August 2021. He received his instrument rating in June and is currently pursuing his commercial license followed by CFI. Nico speaks three languages including English, Spanish, and Italian.