Current work, research and interests
Nicole is an Extension educator and has been with the University of Minnesota Extension Center for Youth Development since October, 2006. She has a Masters of Education in school counseling from Winona State University and has been involved with youth work for over twenty years.
Nicole is currently the Minnesota 4-H Shooting Sports & Wildlife state coordinator and a member of the state citizenship and leadership team. She also provides supervision to seven county 4-H program coordinators. In addition, she is a member of the National 4-H Shooting Sports Steering Committee. Before Extension, Nicole was a youth minister for ten years in the Rochester, Minnesota area. She graduated from the University of Minnesota with a Bachelors of Science in animal and plant systems.
Nicole lives with her husband in Spring Valley, Minnesota and has three sons. She enjoys traveling, outdoor sports, and being artsy.
Academic degrees and experience
- M.Ed., school counseling, Winona State University.
- B.S., animal and plant systems, University of Minnesota.
Haugen, H., Meyer, R.L., Piehl, B, Pokorney, N. (2010). Exploring Your Environment, National 4-H Curriculum, University of Minnesota Extension.
Extension Regional Office, Rochester