Although Nicole was introduced to the outdoors at a young age, it took spending a year in NYC to truly understand the importance of the outdoors. After transferring to school in Colorado, Nicole has since been navigating life in a way that integrates the outdoors as much as possible. She is currently working as a ski patroller and advancing her medical education in an attempt to blend medicine and the outdoors into a career. Outside of work Nicole enjoys long suffer-inducing bike rides and traveling through the backcountry on skis.
What do you do to create balance in your life?
Practicing yoga is an important way to maintain balance and grounding in my life.
What inspiration do you find in the outdoors?
I am inspired by nature's only constant which is change. Sometimes I struggle to accept change in my own life, and being outside reminds me that nature is constantly adapting, and I can do my best to emulate it.
What does Let The Outside In mean to you?
To me this means prioritizing the "micro adventures" as much as the big, ambitious ones. It could mean a sunset skin to picnic with friends or a quick bike ride for the sake of fresh air.
How can you inspire others to Let The Outside In?
I love encouraging others who may not yet see the importance of getting outside or haven't made the time, to get outside for a quick micro adventure with me. I also volunteer for SheJumps, an organization whose mission is to get more women and girls doing outdoor activities. I hope to help break the gender barrier in the outdoor industry through hosting more approachable events.