About the Author

nick-mullins LJACNick Mullins is a 9th generation Appalachian and was the 5th generation of his family to work in the underground coal mines of central Appalachia. He is a 2016 graduate of Berea College where he received his B.A. in communications with additional focuses in Appalachian studies and sustainability and environmental studies.  Nick’s writing and commentary have been featured in a variety of publications including Yes! Magazine, Audubon Magazine, The Hill, The Washington Post, C-SPAN’s Washington Journal, NPR/PRI’s The World and many others. In addition to working as a communications strategist through his firm Breaking Clean Nick also spends time traversing the nation as a professional lecturer with Madison House Speaks. When he isn’t working, Nick enjoys spending time outdoors with his family and enlightening unsuspecting strangers on socioeconomic issues.

See the media page for examples of Nick’s publications and other media work.