Nicole was born into an Air Force family and has traveled around the world. Nicole is married and has three daughters, Maddie, Conner and Scout. She recently moved to Martinsburg, West Virginia. Nicole began her love of swimming at a very young age and has shared that love with many people over her 40+ years of swimming/swimming instruction. She was a competitive swimmer in high school and also received a lifesaving award from her school for rescuing a fellow student who was drowning during a field trip in Port Aransas, Texas. Nicole has experience in teaching a wide variety of backgrounds, from special needs youth to Special Operations Group Law Enforcement personnel. Nicole studied Biology/Chemistry at University of Mary Harden Baylor and worked as a Biomedical Research Chemist. Nicole has many other activities that she enjoys like beekeeping, scuba diving, collecting wildflowers, music and travel.