Nikki joined the DVC family in 2006, relocating from Southern California and working in the TV/Film/Theater industry, prior to teaching at DVC. Nikki began her teaching career at Grossmont College and San Diego State University, serving in adjunct capacities.
Nicole is a tenured faculty member and currently serves as DVC Drama’s Technical Theater CE Lead. She is an active member of Actor’s Equity, a Founder of The Bay Area Street Church, A California State Theater Standard Review Board Member, a KCACTF Workshop Presenter, and a Respondent for Region 7: K.C.A.C.T.F. (The Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival).
Nikki is a confessed coffee addict, Oakland A’s fan, a Warrior’s fanatic, published playwright, beagle owner, devoted wife, proud mother, and is widely known for putting corks in students’ mouths, using food-related analogies in her classroom, and using made-up words to describe heightened concepts.
Nikki adores and wishes to honor God, her husband-Zach, her son, her parents, her chosen family, and her students.