Nikki was born and raised in Celeryville, Ohio. After graduation from Willard High School, she attended Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan where she ran cross country and track while pursuing a degree in Exercise Science. She then moved back to Ohio and completed her DPT at Ohio University. After one year of working as a physical therapist in a sports specialty clinic in the Chicago area, she relocated to Lynden. Nikki joined Lynden Family Physical Therapy in June of 2008.
Nikki continues to run and train for marathons and other races with her friends. She enjoys hiking and the outdoors, yoga, cooking, and exploring Lynden and the surrounding areas.