Nikki is a central Texas native, and former competitive gymnast and cheerleader. She began coaching at Cheer Station in 2009 when she moved into Austin to attend the University of Texas from Georgetown. Nikki has coached teams, classes, and camps; began the Super Flyers team, and has even competed on Cheer Station teams! Nikki earned her bachelors degree in kinesiology in 2012, teaching credentials in 2013, masters degree in educational policy and leadership in 2017 from the University of Texas at Arlington, and is currently working on her doctorate in special education equity and diversity from the University of Texas. Outside of attending school and Cheer Station, Nikki still substitute teaches, enjoys yoga and cycling, and spending time outside with her partner and 2 dogs (Baxter and Little Foot).