Nikki was born and raised in Kelowna, B.C. and is super grateful to have most of her family nearby, including almost all twenty of her first cousins! She has lived here her entire life aside from one year in Alberta, which is where she first discovered and became interested in the optical industry. She obtained a front end position at an Optometrist office in Red Deer, AB, and began to learn all about optics, lenses, and helping patients select and order their new glasses. So, naturally, upon returning to the Okanagan, she enrolled in the Eyeglass Science program online through NAIT, graduating with honors and successfully passing her licensing exam. She loves her job as a Licenced Optician because it blends together health care and fashion! She enjoys taking time with patients to explain how different lenses can benefit their everyday life, and then helping them make a fabulous frame choice. In her spare time, she enjoys gaming, watching movies, taking baths, reading, sewing, and cleaning/organizing (yes for real). In the summer you can find Nikki camping, exploring B.C., and wine touring! She also finds immense joy in helping and getting to know people, and is thrilled that at Visionfirst Optometry she gets to do both everyday!