Niznick is a retired 23 year US Navy Seabee veteran. He advanced from the HVAC and plumbing trades into maintenance and facilities management. One of the highlights of his Naval career was a three year assignment at the US Naval Academy, overseeing maintenance and operations for Bancroft Hall, the worlds largest single dormitory.
Since his transition from the military, Niznick has worked in several different management positions. He currently works for a Fortune 500 construction and building services company. Niznick earned his B.Sc, Environmental Management from the University of Maryland University College. Ironically he graduated with his degree the same day he retired from the Navy Seabees in 2013.