Ever since Nikki was a young child, she has been planning events. She holds a BA from Bethel University in elementary education where she spent many years planning various events on campus. In 11th grade, Nikki planned a two day retreat to Duluth for 4th and 5th grade students and learned skills to execute an effective program. For eight years, she served as a Sunday school teacher and planned events for her boys such as: breakfast, bowling and service projects.
At Bethel, Nikki was the women’s chorale student manager for two years planning and organizing the Midwest tours, two weekend retreats, and other events while being in charge of various committee roles. She also started a group for people with disabilities that consisted of movie nights, support groups, and speakers. While at Bethel, she was the College Democrats President that she planned a Dems/Reps debate and brought in speakers such as Thomasin Franken (Al Franken’s daughter). She was also the Asian Christian Fellowship leader for two years planning movie nights, heritage celebations, and cultural events. She also coordinated the Navigator’s Freshmen Orientation Program for students of color for two years. This included: panel discussions, campus tours, rock climbing, meals, and mentors. Finally, she planned the mentorship program that paired mentors and mentees for a successful academic school year.
Actively, Nikki plans events through Children’s Home Society in the RCAA group where she works to reach out to adopted teens and groups. She plans event planning the DFL and the CaringBridge organization. Nikki enjoys consultations on events as well as grad parties. People describe Nikki as detailed, organized, and committed knowing how to execute a project and do it well.