Nicole is a Major Gifts Officer for the Maine Coast Heritage Trust (MCHT). Prior to that, she was with the University of New England as part of the Institutional Advancement Team, and a member of UNE’s Carbon Monitoring Task Force. Nicole joined the University in 2005 when she moved to Maine from Maryland. There, she was the Executive Director of the Environment Fund for Maryland, and prior to that worked for the Chesapeake Bay Foundation as Manager of their Port Isobel Island Education Center. Nicole is trained as a marine biologist and she lives in Falmouth with her husband, John, and together they own and operate Adventurous Joe Coffee, a unique outdoor lifestyle specialty coffee company. In the summer, John and Nicole can often be found kayaking Maine’s coast or rafting inland rivers together. Nicole is also an avid telemark and skate skier.