Nicole was born and raised in Healdsburg, CA. She grew up on the ranch that now three generations of her family has farmed. After graduating high school she attended San Diego State receiving a Business degree with an emphasis in Marketing. At 23 years old she gained real world experience by heading out on the road and building accounts with retail outlets and restaurants all over California. In 2008 she received her Introductory and Certified level Sommelier Certifications from the Court of Sommeliers. In 2009 she joined Silver Oak Cellars working with them over the course of the next 4 years from everything to tasting room sales, compliance, packaging and shipping. She has served on the Board of Directors for the Russian River Valley Winegrowers and their Millennial Council and continues to stay active with the association. Nicole has been full time with her family winery and vineyard for the past 3 years; she is an integral part of the business assisting with DTC sales, shipping, events, marketing, harvest and managing contracts for her family’s 120 acres of vineyard. Nicole has a twin sister, Katey who also works in the family business. Nicole, her 18 month old daughter and husband live in Healdsburg.