Nicole was born and raised in Las Vegas, Nevada. She left the city of neon lights in 2001 to attend Carroll College in Helena, MT where she graduated magna cum laude in 2005 with a degree in Sociology. In 2009, Nicole received her J.D. from the University of Montana School of Law. While attending U of M, she was a proud member of the ABA Negotiations Team, the President of the American Association for Justice and interned for Montana Legal Services and the County Attorney's Office. Before becoming a founding partner at Rhoades & Siefert, PLLC, Nicole practiced civil litigation in Federal and State Courts in Nevada and Montana, representing clients in cases involving personal injury, real estate litigation, commercial disputes, wrongful death, medical negligence and insurance recovery. Nicole will continue her practice focusing in the areas of civil and commercial litigation and estate planning. Nicole serves on the Friends of Flagship Advisory Board of Directors. The Friends of Flagship Board is a group of community members who support the mission and operation of The Flagship Program. You can learn more about The Flagship Program and the Board on their website. In Nicole's spare time, you may find her running the trails of Western Montana with her husband. They have a son and a daughter, two dogs and a host of nieces and nephews.