Born and raised in Minnesota, Nicole has an intense love of the great outdoors and camping, especially where water is involved. She grew up near the headwaters of the mighty Mississippi River canoeing, boating and camping on the lakes, rivers, and in the forests surrounding her home with her family and friends. Now, she is back in Minneapolis working on her B.S. in Nursing with minor in Leadership at the University of Minnesota. Nicole is elated to be a part of Wilderness Inquiry and to share her love of the outdoors with everyone. In her free time, she likes to go biking, hiking, swimming and exploring the Twin Cities area.