Nikki majored in Management with Business Administration Concentration and Entrepreneurial Studies at The College of Saint Benedict. During college, Nikki was very active in Students In Free Enterprise (SIFE) where she taught inmates at the Benton County Jail and worked on the board as a Project Coordinator. Through the Entrepreneur Scholars program she started The T-Spot, along with partner Colin Dart. The T-Spot is a silk screen printing shop on the St. Ben's campus; and continues to be run by St. Ben's and St. John's students. Currently Nikki is the General Manager of The Ponds Golf Course and adjoining restaurant, where she started off 7 years ago as a hostess. She now resides in St. Francis and hopes to one day own her own golf course or help others start their own businesses. She enjoys golfing, hunting, fishing, boating, and traveling in her free time with family and friends. Her dad has always told her, "Work hard so you can play hard", which has been her motto.