Nikki has spent the past 12 years helping non-profit organizations improve their fundraising and marketing efforts. Nikki completed her undergraduate studies at DeSales University in Center Valley, Pennsylvania, where she earned a bachelor's degree in communication followed by an MBA in marketing. She always knew she wanted to work in the non-profit sector and began her career with the Diocese of Allentown, eventually becoming Director of Development for one of their high schools. This led her to an opportunity to work at her alma mater, DeSales University, as the Director of Alumni Relations. Nikki was in this position for five years before starting her own consulting company, which now enables her to work with numerous non-profit organizations to help them manage their events more efficiently so they can raise more money for their missions. Nikki also works with working moms to help them find joy and fulfillment in their work and life through her podcast, speaking, and coaching.
"I joined AFIT because I believe in the mission. After being in higher education and private education at the high school level, there are so many valuable lessons that school administrators can learn from business leaders. Many educators become administrators without the knowledge of how to run a business because they are educators by trade. What AFIT offers is invaluable knowledge to help the colleges and universities grow in this ever-changing climate of education."
Nikki and her husband of 10 years, Ryan, live in Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania with their two sons, Brett (6) and Darren (3), and a 9-year-old Chocolate Lab named Jovi (after Bon Jovi). When she's not working, Nikki enjoys taking classes at her local Barre3 studio, spending time with her sons, and enjoying outdoor activities, like hiking, grilling, and hanging out at the pool.
Please join us in welcoming Nikki to the AFIT team!