Hometown Springfield, Ohio
Birthday January 7
Nikki comes to Patch from the Greene County Dailies, a company that prints small community newspapers for four cities in Greene County, just east of Dayton, Ohio. At the Dailies, Nikki covered everything from crime to features to city government, and she even met Vanilla Ice and Jim Tressel (O-H!) while covering Wright-Patterson Air Force Base.
She graduated with two bachelor's degrees from Wright State University. At both her college newspaper and at the Dailies she worked toward making the Web an integral piece of her news coverage.
In her free time, Nikki loves to read, go to the movies and cook. Oh, and she's a Bears fan – though the Browns are just fine – so please don't hold it against her.
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I'm a left-leaning moderate – left on social issues, moderate on fiscal issues, and a registered Democrat.
Though my mother is Methodist and my father is Baha'i, I don't practice any religion. However, growing up in households with such diverse beliefs has given me a fascination with the study of religions, and I do consider myself spiritual.
Local Hot-Button Issues
Fiscal accountability is important to Beachwood residents, as in any community. Taxpayers want to know that their dollars – whether for schools or the city – are used wisely, and that government is transparent about its budgets.
Of course, I also believe in transparency, and as a reporter, part of my job is to aid that process by providing information that residents need to make informed decisions.