In 2002, Nicole pursued her dreams of being a filmmaker when she took a one-way road trip from Boise, Idaho to Southern California to attend film school at Brooks Institute. While going to school, she worked as a newscast editor at KEY News. Years after earning her B.A. in Film & Video Production, she joined the Air Force Reserves as a Broadcast Journalist, where she further developed storytelling skills via videography. She currently resides in Moorpark.