Nicole began teaching in 1996 after completing her B.A. in Spanish and Sociology. During her first year of teaching she realized her desire to combine her love for nature with education, and went on to complete an M.S. in Environmental Education. Aside from teaching in schools, she has led groups of teens in wilderness experiences in the rivers, canyons and mountains of the west. Her love of gardening and working with middle school students led her to complete the NAMTA Orientation to Adolescent Studies in 2008, and she went on to start up a Montessori Adolescent program in Texas. She has worked as a bilingual educator to Native Spanish speaking students for many years. Nicole has completed training sessions for the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Program in the area of Language Acquisition. She also holds a Certificate of Permaculture Design and looks forward to continuing to share her knowledge of restorative agriculture with the RMS community.