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Get To Know Nikki And Why She Said Yes To Being A Model
How did you get roped into doing this, and what was your first thought when asked?
Sena Richichi asked me - I was surprised & honored.
What made you say yes?
I had attended the Field of Dreams fundraiser this year and reflected on that event. Hearing the stories and having the opportunity to give back to youth in our community felt like a great thing to be a part of.
What is your official job title?
Chief Radiation Therapist
How would you describe your job to your mother?
I manage the radiation therapy department at (WVCI) Willamette Valley Cancer Institute & Research Center and treat cancer patients with radiation.
All families are unique, tell us about yours...
I am married to my high school sweetheart, we’ve been married for 21 years! We’ve known each other since we were six. We have two awesome children that bring us joy & challenges on the regular. Our kids attend the same schools David & I attended. I’ve lived in Eugene all of my life, other than my time away to college. I attended Linfield College to play soccer then after two years I transferred to Bellevue College to become a Radiation Therapist. Our family loves summer time; making memories camping, spending time on Lake Shasta, watching sunsets together while eating ice cream on our back patio or riding quads at the coast.
Tell us about your personal passions, talents, and/or hobbies.
My day begins each morning at 4:05am! I’ve been working out with the same women for 13+ years - it is what keeps me going; mentally, physically & spiritually! I am incredibly grateful for our accountability with each other. I played soccer in college & have always had a love for athletics. When my kids were younger I enjoyed coaching. I love seeing kids learn about life through sports. Personally I love a good challenge, it helps keep my competitive spirit alive.
What is something that you swore you would never do as a parent before you had kids that you do now?
Swear....my son hates it!
What is something that people might be surprised to know about you?
I’ve run a marathon and completed a few triathlons!
Who inspired you when you were growing up?
My mom! She led by example - teaching me to be a strong independent woman. I wouldn’t be where I am today if it wasn’t for her setting the example of balancing life between being the best mom I can be while working a career that I am passionate about.
If you could go back and talk to your 12-year-old self, what would you say?
No negative self talk. Young girls, in their early teen years (and later) have so many pressures. Liking yourself and being comfortable in your skin is so important. This is one thing I’ve tried to focus on while raising my daughter.