Nicholas Ord was born in St. Louis, Mo., and grew up in Montreal, Canada. Nick graduated from Beaconsfield High School in 1962, where he was active in intramural sports. He graduated from Brown University with an A.B. in 1966 and was involved with the Glee Club and the Brown Daily Herald. He graduated from the University of Western Ontario in 1968 with an advanced degree in business administration. His early years were in advertising in Montreal and Toronto with accounts such as Pepsi, Diet Pepsi and Mountain Dew. After 10 years with General Foods in international product development and a two-year stint in Puerto Rico, he settled in Darien in 1985 and worked for the U.S. Beverage Division as group product manager. He formed his own consulting company, Intermark, LLC, in 1987 and was a consultant to the beverage industry for more than 20 years, retiring in 2009. Nick was recently widowed upon the death of his wife Gail of 50 years. He resides in Norwalk and has two children, a daughter living in Great Falls, Va., and a son living in Los Angeles, and five grandchildren. Nick belongs to the Tokeneke Club, is a past president of the Brown Club of Fairfield County and is a member of the Society of Automotive Historians. He is a lifelong car enthusiast and works as both volunteer and marketing director of the New England Auto Museum.