Nikki grew up in Frederick, Maryland and first fell in love with the outdoors in high school attending training camp for the cross-country team in the Appalachia Mountains. Nikki has been participating in international cave expeditions since 2009 and finds value in experiencing the wilderness for months at a time. Nikki has over 10 years of experience working in logistics for robotics companies, aerospace companies, remote field camps, and her international caving team.  


In October 2016, Nikki joined the Second Nature family as a field staff before becoming the Logistics Coordinator in March 2018. In her free time, when not on a caving expedition, Nikki enjoys running and exploring the Southwest on her motorcycle.