Nicole is a business consultant with a passion for social justice and over 15 years of community organizing experience. Her diverse interests and skills have allowed her to consult for and lead many diverse campaigns including energy conservation, child abuse prevention, and community resiliency.
While completing her Master’s Degree in Urban Planning with a Certificate in Conflict Resolution from UH Mānoa, Nicole honed her skills in community planning. For example, she has served on the facilitation team for the Fresh Water Initiative, Honolulu Harbor Master Plan, and Kapiolani Community College Campus Culture. She served as Executive Director of Kanu Hawaii where she managed community projects that reached hundreds of thousands of Hawaii residents around sustainability issues such as energy efficiency, waste reduction, food sustainability, and civic engagement. Her successes with residential behavior change inspired her to work with the private sector to advise companies such as Outrigger Hospitality Group on how to develop their triple bottom line of profits, people, and planet.
Her life’s work has been to find ways for everyone to not simply survive but thrive by fostering justice, communication and cooperation. In her free time, she enjoys being with friends at the beach, playing board games and singing karaoke.