Nicole Nix brings an optimistic outlook to solving problems and bringing communities together.
She grew up in eastern San Luis Obispo County, attending the small school in Carrisa Plains where she would later return as a mother and volunteer. She spent her childhood waiting tables and flipping burgers in the family restaurant, dealing with diverse situations while learning the value a sense of community can bring to people.
Nicole joined the local fire department, working for both the county and the state, initially as a paid-call firefighter and then as a firefighter for The California Department of Forestry in both Monterey and San Luis Obispo Counties. She managed community relations and outreach during the construction of a utility scale solar power plant, providing a connection between residents and the company, finding common ground and making the best of a situation. This role grew to include managing a non-profit foundation and community relations planning company-wide where she observed the power of communication and working together on a larger scale.
Nicole lives in Morro Bay. She enjoys yoga and staying active outdoors with her dog and teenage son.