At fourteen, Nolan began working at Stan the Donut Man, a local donut shop in his home town of Cincinnati, OH, learning the trade over a five year stint. During which, he was attending University of Cincinnati for Business, with the dream in mind of one day opening his own Donut Shop. 

His uncle, Andy, knew this was the case and after much planning and consideration in the late summer of 2015 Andy came to Nolan with a question:

"Would you like to open your own donut shop?"

To which Nolan replied,

"When and where?"

They worked feverishly that winter gathering used equipment, and renovated an office space on the downtown square of Danville, IN. and in the following spring, with the help and support of their friends and family Reds Donuts was opened May 28, 2016.