Nikki, a California native, has always had a curious passion for technology. Since graduating with a Liberal Arts degree from UC Riverside, Nikki spent the early days of her career exploring a variety of careers, working at companies such as AAA, Elite Educational Institute, and Apple. Finally, she returned to her education roots and pursued a Masters of Digital Teaching and Learning at Azusa Pacific University. With the encouragement of her professors, she continued her passion for learning by earning a Ph.D. at Purdue University in Learning, Design, and Technology, where she met her husband, Kyle. During her studies, Nikki discovered a love for graphic design, utilizing her skills for various departments at Purdue by creating branding, website design, and marking print work. Nikki continued her career in instructional design at Dartmouth College and Harvard University, before moving to corporate learning and development at DataXu and Sapient. While in Boston, Nikki opened her first formal business endeavor, Love Lash works, an eyelash extension salon. Upon moving back to Crawfordsville, Nikki is pursuing a variety of projects, including freelancing, starting Boots Consulting, and opening Crawfordsville's first pop-up shop, Nimbus.