Jonathan Nir LK '17, CA '18

What led you to become a student at NBSS?

I was working in security operational management overseas and needed a career change that brought me home, allowed me to develop my mechanical abilities, and kept me out of an office.

What was the best part of your education?

Going to work after the school day and utilizing skills I had learned that day on the job. Also, the "explain, demonstrate, imitate, practice" format of the classes.

Jonathan (center) taught a locksmithing session to our Madison Park summer students in 2017.
What are you up to now?

I'm running my own locksmith and handyman business. I'm also branching out to door repair and installation.

Can you describe your work in just three words?

Clean, fast, accurate

Where do you get inspiration?

Steampunk, upcycled, This Old House

Favorite tool or machine?

10oz finish hammer

Best advice you've gotten?

Try to have x ray vision.

Dream project or job?

Locksmith at Harvard University's lock shop.

Advice for future students?

Show up 15 minutes early. Be clean be neat.


See more info about his business, Bolt Lock & Key, on their website. Jonathan is also a Marine Corps veteran.


Photo: Jonathan (center) led a special locksmithing session with Madison Park Technical Vocational High School students.