Nicole is an elementary teacher in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. Since high school one of her passions has been to increase the availability of para sports in her area. At the age of about 16 Nicole attended an event where she tried Para Ice Hockey and fell in love with it and knew it was where one of her passions lied as her brother had been involved with hockey since the age of 4. After that event she along with the rest of her family worked with Hockey Nova Scotia and local minor hockey associations to start and grow Para Ice Hockey programs in their local area, which has now grown the sport across Nova Scotia. Nicole hopes that by being part of conferences and continuing to create awareness about the sport it will help others understand how important hockey is to everyone in Canada.