Nicole brings over 15 years of leadership experience to Redefining Refuge with an undergraduate degree in Business Management and an MS in Entrepreneurship in Applied Technologies from the University of South Florida . With a personal mission to help children grow and prosper, Nicole has been actively involved in youth mentoring programs since 2001. Her passion started as a Junior Achievement school volunteer where she learned the importance of developing future leaders. She became involved with Redefining Refuge in 2014 and has assisted with fundraising efforts that support the long term goals of the organization. Nicole grew up in North Florida where she learned to love football, fishing, and time spent with family and friends.