Nicholas Samanas Nicholas has spent the majority of his career in Higher Education. Prior to joining Noodle Partners in January 2020, Nicholas worked at 2U as an Admissions Manager for The University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill Online MBA program. At 2U Nicholas spent 4 years developing and training counselors for one of the top MBA programs in the world. Outside of his professional career, you can find Nicholas enjoying the outdoors with his wife and husky-shepherd dog. Residing in Denver, CO, he likes to take advantage of all the outdoor recreation that the beautiful state of Colorado has to offer. Originally from Northeast Pennsylvania, Nicholas developed a love for the outdoors through his father who would take him and his brothers on hunting trips as a child.