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Nicole is a new media producer, writer, radio presenter, and all-around geek, passionate about creating innovative experiences through technology. In a changing media landscape she helps drive businesses forward by making connections, shaping strategy, and executing plans alongside talented teams of creative individuals.
She currently works at The Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation where she leads interactive for the BMW Guggenheim Lab. As a DJ and musical tastemaker, she can be found Saturday evenings broadcasting live on Moheak Radio.
Previously, Nicole worked at Mobile Roadie as Head of VIP Client/Partner Relations. At Mobile Roadie, she helped forge strategic partnerships and produce apps for high-level clientele like the LA Kings, Madonna, soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo, the Staples Center, and the San Diego Zoo. She worked on in-app integrations such as live cams and interactive maps while helping clients craft effective marketing strategies for mobile.
At Yahoo! Music she worked as Interactive Director of Partner Relations where she worked with partners to secure featured content and exclusive material for the site. She programmed audio & video content for the site’s 300+ music channels and oversaw social media strategy.
At NPR-affiliate KCRW, she oversaw all social media initiatives leading to over 30,000 friends, followers, and fans of the station. She handled content programming, blogs, and page buildouts for the site.
As Associate Producer at the now-defunct Ten Music, Nicole helped produce music for brands like Grey Goose, Mercedes, and the NHL. She worked with top-tier advertising agencies and music producers including The Transcenders, RedCola, and The Rondo Brothers. She also scouted and secured licenses for indie music to be featured in digital campaigns for Target and Toyota.
As a writer, Nicole has contributed to Indie Shuffle, Seen All Over, Yahoo’s As Heard On, and Laist. She’s worked with The Daily Swarm, a directory of music news sources and headlines; Flavorpill, a daily guide to quality cultural events in New York City, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, Miami, and London; and Made This For You, a place to discuss, collaborate and implement various design solutions for social change.
Nicole began pursuing her passion for radio at the age of 17 with a 4-6am on-air stint at WBGU. Two years later, she took a position as show host and Production Coordinator for ohio.fm, one of the first college radio stations to stream online. After moving to Boston, she grew the Revolutions program airing on WERS. Two years later, she landed on the other side of the coast at KCRW where she worked with DJ, Music Supervisor and cultural tastemaker Garth Trinidad on his Saturday evening music program for two years. She has trained under luminaries such as Garth Trinidad, Anne Litt, Nic Harcourt, and Chris Douridas before securing a show of her own at Moheak.com and later on at KCHUNG Radio.
As part of the DJ duo Stranger Danger she has performed at various venues around Los Angeles including The Greek Theatre, The Hammer Museum, the Cooper Design Space and the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel, with a residency the third Saturday of the month at Blipsy’s Barcade.
Nicole holds a B.A. in Information Communication Processes from Ohio State University and an M.A. in New Media from Emerson College. In summer of 2013 she’ll be joining ITP Camp, an extension of the two-year graduate program located at the Tisch School of Arts in New York University.