Nick Westphalen, a Costa Mesa resident, is a client of Project Independence, where he has received support since June of 1998 that has helped him develop his skills and confidence. He enjoys his daily walks to Starbucks and the supermarket, where he greets the staff and customers with a broad smile. Nick is very close to his family and a big fan of singer Katy Perry and reality TV shows. He is passionate about advocating for the rights and needs of people with intellectual disabilities and ensuring that Project Independence continue to provide high-quality and person-centered programs.