Nicole completed her Bachelor's degree in Exercise Sport Science from Concordia University in Irvine, California and then went on to pursue her Masters of Science in Nutrition from the National University of Natural Medicine in Portland, Oregon. Nicole has a passion for holistic wellness. She also understands the complexity of achieving healthy living in today's world and strives to empower and hold other's capable of starting on their journey to optimal health. Nicole was inspired by Natural Grocers founding principal of free nutrition education, and is beyond grateful to serve her community in this way. When Nicole is not at Natural Grocers, you can find her experimenting in the kitchen, curling up with her pup and some coffee, or exploring the beautiful outdoors of Bend.