Nicole has been a member of KARC since January of 2021 but has been a part of the Katy running community since she moved to Texas in 2011. Nicole has been a runner for most of her life, but primarily for shorter distances. In high school, she thought the 2-mile time trial for the field hockey team was cruel and unusual punishment. Since moving to Texas from Maine, Nicole has completed two full marathons, more than two dozen half marathons, and various 25, 15, 10, and 5Ks. She has been a part of multiple Ragnar and TIR teams, as well as several virtual challenges like running 2015 miles in 2015. Nicole is a pharmacologist and works as a Senior Benefit Analyst with OptumRX. In her free time, she enjoys baking, hence her nickname Cupcake, reading, and snuggling her kitties, Puck & Beau. Nicole is no stranger to volunteering her time to nonprofits. She also volunteers with the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. In 2021 she committed more than 300 hours of her time to her leadership role within her committee. Nicole has decided has to take this opportunity to bring her experience in serving others to help the club expand its inclusiveness and represent the interests of this varied community.