Nicole started riding at the age of 8 in the Northern Virginia area and showed in local hunter shows throughout high school.  She graduated from Virginia Tech with a degree in Animal and Poultry Sciences with an Equine Emphasis in 2006. While preferring to pursue a full time career with horses, Nicole instead took a job with Lockheed Martin and is still working there today. Nicole began volunteering with NVTRP in 2015 and completed the PATH Intl. Registered Instructor Certification in November 2016. Nicole loves watching all of our riders grow through their bonds with our horses.