William M. Nicholas the son of William M. and Mary Kay Durig Nicholas. He graduated in 1998 from Niles McKinley High School. Following High School, William obtained his Associates Degree in Funeral Service Management in 2000 from Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science and his Bachelors Degree in Specialized Business Management from Point Park University in 2001. He has been a licensed funeral director in the State of Ohio since 2003 and in Pennsylvania since 2007. He is a member of a number of different organizations. In his spare time he enjoys hunting, fishing, and traveling with his family. He married the former Beth A. Dickey in 2003. Together they have a son Jack.