Nicole is originally from Long Grove and graduated from Stevenson High School. Nicole lives in Gurnee with her husband Wade and their 3 sons Ethan, Noah, and Mason. They have a cat named Brady and a Golden Retriever named Charley. Nicole has been part of Dr. Swearingen's team since 2000. She started as a kennel assistant then moved up from technician to office manager. When Nicole is not working she enjoys cooking, traveling, spending time with her family, and cheering on the Cubs, Bears, and Blackhawks.