Nicole started her career as an intramural soccer official in 2001. From there she was an intramural sports professional turned Rec Sports facility manager as well as a part-time professional referee. During this time, she officiated in the Big Ten, Big 12, MAC, Horizon and Conference USA conferences. She worked her way to the Big Ten Championships in 2016, 2018, and 2019 and the NCAA Division III National Championships in 2017, 2018, and 2019. In addition to her work for the NCAA, Nicole is currently a US Soccer National Referee candidate and most recently officiated the 2020 NISA Championship Tournament final.