Ontario Program Manager, Fast and Female Canada
It was while playing varsity rugby at Queen’s University in Kingston, ON that Nicky realized that she wanted to find a way to turn the passion of providing sport to others into a career. Upon finishing an undergrad in History, Nicky searched for a program that would allow her to fulfill a sense of adventure and provide an education in sport management that would set her up for her career. Nicky found this at Deakin University in Melbourne where she completed her Master’s in Business (Sport Management) in 2011. She stayed in Melbourne working for Bicycle Network Victoria, which hosts the largest mass participation cycling event in Australia, in corporate relations.
Upon returning to Canada in 2012 Nicky settled back in her hometown of Ottawa – it was there in 2013 that she began working for the Coaching Association of Canada, in their coach and partner services team, this led back into event management and corporate relations while working on the Coaching Association of Canada’s annual Sport Leadership Sportif conference. In the fall of 2014 she moved to Toronto to work for the TO2015 Pan Am/Parapan Am Organizing Committee. There she coordinated their rate card program through the end of the games, with the program successfully surpassing its target three-fold.
Having gone to an all-girls school in Ottawa for high school, in addition to spending 10 years at Camp Oconto, a girls’ camp near Perth, ON – Nicky knows and values the importance of a positive, empowering and health environment for girls to participate in sport. When faced with the opportunity of joining the Fast and Female team Nicky knew she had to be involved with such a fantastic organization. She joined the team in October 2016 .
Nicky spends her downtime with her family and friends, enjoys cooking, exploring different parts of Toronto, camping, canoeing and downhill skiing.