Nicole’s path in life grew from a love of travel and action sports of all kinds. She grew up spending summers on the Greek Islands with her family and continued to travel throughout Europe while obtaining her education.
After living in England as a visiting legal intern, and then an international law student, she picked up the surfing bug in Cornwall, England. She moved to San Diego knowing she knew she could never be away from the ocean, but also vowing to never be cold again.
Nicole was initially in private practice for seven years, with her primary focus in business law and litigation, including litigation related to contractual disputes, licensing, intellectual property and commercial property.
She left private practice in 2003 to act as General Counsel for Rusty, Inc., an action sports and apparel company in San Diego. In May of 2005, she joined Avalon Capital Group, Inc. as their General Counsel and Vice President, and concurrently served as the General Counsel for the Waitt Foundation, a non-profit focused on marine conservation. In 2013, she returned to private practice.
- Masters, European History, University of California at San Diego, 2005.
- J.D, from Tulane Law School, cum laude, 1995. European Practice Certificate.
- University of East Anglia, Norwich, England. Visiting Law Student, 1994-1995.
- B.A. in Anthropology, minor Economics. State University of New York at Albany, magnum cum laude, 1991