Nicci received her Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Pfeiffer University in 2007, where she was also an Admissions Counselor for a year after completing her Master of Science degree in Counseling and Student Development from St. Cloud State University in Minnesota in 2009. Nicole then found her niche upon becoming the Activities and Volunteer Coordinator for Sunrise Senior Living in Wall Township in New Jersey. Nicci’s role varied from providing transportation for residents to and from church services to creating and leading new programs for both memory care and assisted living residents, maintaining the calendar of activities, developing relationships with local schools, businesses and social organizations, establishing an active network of volunteers and community resources, and a leadership role that included recruiting, hiring, coaching, and retaining a high-performing employee team.
Where were you born and/or where did you grow up? I was born in Honolulu, Hawaii. My parents were in the Navy, so I’ve lived all over the place – Hawaii, Washington state, Maryland, New Jersey, Minnesota, and finally, North Carolina.
Favorite way to spend a weekend or a Sunday afternoon? I enjoy spending time with my family, and my Basset Hound, Olive.
What excites you about your work at The Ivey and the contribution you make here? I felt welcomed at The Ivey from the moment I started working here, and the members and staff have a lot to do with that. Everyone at The Ivey is genuinely happy to be here, and that spirit is contagious. Having a small part in bringing a smile to a member's face, for whatever reason, means the world to me, and motivates me to give my best each day.