Nicole is a LEED Green Associate, WELL AP, Fitwel Ambassador, EcoDistricts AP and attorney. Prior to launching Sustainable Strategies, Nicole practiced insurance and construction law in the Seattle area for more than ten years. Nicole regularly presents on her holistic and proactive approach to sustainability and risk management. Her work focuses on creating collaborative spaces and uniting diverse groups to mitigate climate change through the built environment. Nicole is passionate about empowering communities to advocate for healthier, more sustainable spaces.
Nicole is also an Affiliate Instructor at the University of Washington, Department of Real Estate Studies, where she teaches the course she developed, Risk and Reward in Sustainable Development. She also developed and taught the course Policy and Planning, at Boston Architectural College. Among other published work, Nicole authored a chapter of the award-winning book Health and Well-Being for Interior Architecture (IDEC 2018 Book Award), published by Routledge.