Nicole, was born in Richmond Hill and raised in Kitchener-Waterloo. Her parents immigrated to Canada from Germany, raising a large family, which still celebrate the German holidays and festivals. Kitchener-Waterloo Oktoberfest has been a tradition with the family as members of the Schwaben Club. At the age of 3, Nicole can remember her first Kitchener-Waterloo Oktoberfest as a member of the Schwaben Kindergruppe, where she learned the traditional German dances.
Nicole is formerly a student of YorkUniversity, graduating with an honours arts double major in Communications and History. She is pursuing her goal of becoming a teacher of History at the high school level. She prefers the secondary school level because she would like to coach an extracurricular activity.
Outside of classes she worked in marketing and promotions activities and serving part time at Wildcraft, a fine dining establishment in Waterloo. In the past, she accepted an internship at the K-W Multicultural Centre for the Community Access Program. In addition, she has done modelling and acting, appearing in three nationally aired commercials and numerous print ads.
Nicole says that she enjoys challenges and tries new things to help her grow as a person. She loves to dance and enjoys sports. She plays golf in the summer; was on the York University Curling Team; has played soccer since the age of eight; has refereed school soccer and has volunteered as a coach for children aged 4 and 5.
She loves to travel and has visited numerous European countries, the Caribbean and numerous provinces and states in North America. She has volunteered for numerous events and activities and loves to share her talents where she feels she can truly make a contribution.
Nicole, because of her background and involvement in her cultural community dreamed of becoming Miss Oktoberfest since she was a little girl. Growing up she was constantly inspired by the intelligent young women who represented this great Bavarian festival. “Miss Oktoberfest, in my eyes is not only an ambassador for the festival and the K-W Community, but also a role model to many young children. I could not wait for her to make an appearance at my elementary school”, says Nicole.