Originally from central Illinois, Nicole Schalk is the 3rd of 4 kids. She and her family are very close, so she enjoys traveling home to see them whenever possible. She grew up in a rural area, so she loves to spend time outdoors camping and hiking. Growing up in a small town that thrived off of local entrepreneurship, she has always had a passion for supporting local businesses. She graduated with her B.A. in Marketing- Professional Sales from Illinois State University. Nicole has always been a natural problem solver; she learned to combine this with her love for helping people and decided to pursue a career in sales.