Nicole joined the Sound Planning team in 2013 after working in the meetings and events industry since 2000. She started in public relations, managing special events and grand openings. Over the years, she expanded to providing logistics support along with speaker/budget management and more to worldwide training events, high tech conferences and full-spectrum marketing/morale events. She graduated from California State University, Sacramento, with a degree in broadcast journalism and has a master’s degree in teaching from Seattle Pacific University. She enjoys playing and watching all sports with her children and coaches her daughter’s club volleyball team. She is an active volunteer at three schools in her area — planning events, managing fundraisers and working in the classroom.