A native of Sacramento, California, Nicki has lived in Lafayette since 2008. She has a unique understanding of the needs of the gay community; in 1979 her former mother-in-law kidnapped her 1 year old son and disappeared with him for 5 years because she didn’t believe a lesbian could be a good mother. In California, she was active in the community working for gay rights and with AIDS patients providing meals and homecare. She has volunteered with Pride Lafayette since moving here, starting with the decorating committee for OUTfest ’09. She volunteered as a Host and Host Coordinator for the Community Center since 2012 and Co-Vice President for the last 2 years. She looks forward to joining The Sisters of the Shimmering Crossroads.