Nicole is from Newtown Square, Pennsylvania . She rode horses and enjoyed many sports growing up, with lacrosse being a favorite. Nicole played three varsity sports and captained both the lacrosse and squash teams at The Shipley School in Bryn Mawr. She was also awarded the Merry Tropp Sportsmanship award. Nicole played two years on the Herons lacrosse team at Hobart and William Smith Colleges in Upstate New York before studying, teaching, and living abroad. She has coached lacrosse, tennis, soccer, and other sports in the states and South America. She moved to the Wood River Valley for "one year" many years ago, lives in Hailey with her family, and currently teaches Elementary School Spanish at Sun Valley Community School.