Meet Nicole

Hi! I’m Nicole.
Prof_Pic_NL_2I’ve always been in awe of the power of writing and story-telling, and I’m an avid journal-er.

I went to James Madison University in Harrisonburg, VA. That place shaped me into a stronger, more inquisitive, and more compassionate person, and I’m forever grateful. I go back as often as I can.


After Harrisonburg, I moved to Washington, D.C. for my first full-time, salaried job. Living alone in D.C. was intimidating, but I learned how to live and work and travel independently.

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Then, I moved to Florida to live with Bret. Florida was my favorite. I miss the sunshine, palm trees, the sushi, the manatees, the Gulf of Mexico, and our Disney day trips.

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BTW, this is Bret. We met in grad school, and we’ve been married for 4 years!


We’re adjusting to life in the mountains of North Carolina: bluegrass, brews, and bears! Bret is a professor here and I still have my D.C. job, but I telework most of the time.


I’m a big believer in forgiveness, second chances, practicing gratitude, and using my privilege and resources to make a difference. Right now, I’m trying to be a better version of myself. I believe in the power of yoga, tea, journaling, intersectional feminism, vegetarianism, and I believe in humanity. I believe in all of us.

Oh, meet our cats! Velveeta is the sweetest, and Sadie is a handful, but we love her.

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