“Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a great battle.”
A lover of supporting and caring for others, Nicole aims to help people live full and beautiful lives. Described as loving, loyal, and enthusiastic, Nicole works to make Oregon a place where people with substance use and gambling disorders can get into recovery and lead empowered lives.
Nicole feels with age comes greater confidence, wisdom, and a greater sense of feeling comfortable in your own skin. She greatly values the strong relationships she has built with her friends, family, and husband, and considers it one of her greatest achievements.
Feeling happiest when she is fully engaged in life, Nicole has a variety of hobbies she enjoys, including live-action role playing, reading, and sewing. She has a variety of pets who she loves dearly, and especially loves cats: “I’ve never met a cat I didn’t like!”
Nicole’s advice to her younger self: “You are amazing as you are. You don’t need to be smaller – get stronger and bigger in any way that fills you up.”
Nicole now: “My life purpose is to thrive and help heal the world.”