Nikki spent her early career in feature film development in Los Angeles, with stints at Twentieth Century Fox and Michael Douglas’s company at Paramount. She began producing and writing independently with the award-winning documentary, Urban Rescuers, and continues to follow her passion for nonfiction film with her business, Life-Portraits. Besides working on NWFFest year-round, Nikki teaches a variety of film and English classes at the College of Southern Nevada and Nevada State College, and is a free-lance writer for Story Terrace. She holds a B.S in film from Boston University and an M.F.A. in creative writing from Sierra Nevada College.