Nicky is married to Dan and they have 4 children – Gus and Tessa at Mahurangi College, and Patrick and Jacob at Ahuroa School.
She is a sheep and beef farmer, and is currently enjoying a side-hustle of writing and speaking about connecting farmers and non-farmers with her project GrassFed in the City.
Nicky is passionate about building community and relationships. She stood for the Board because she believes in strong local schools providing an above and beyond education to students, something that Ahuroa School works very hard to do, and that she has experienced personally as her children have transitioned from primary to secondary school. Nicky has an inter-generational focus for Ahuroa School – respecting and acknowledging the work and mana of the people who have contributed over past generations, and looking to what can be put in place for the success and sustainability of Ahuroa School in the future.
In 2019, Nicky completed the Institute of Directors Governance, Finance and Strategy course in Wellington as part of a professional development programme, which has strengthened her governance skills and her ability to contribute to the Ahuroa School Board. She is also on the Northern North Island Farmer Council, and is a farmer advisor to the Forest Bridge Trust.
Nicky enjoys running and weight training, and being grateful for a life where she has work, family, and fun.