Nickie started The Spread Sunshine Gang in February 2013 as a way to deal with her depression and anxiety and as a way for she and her friends to beat the Minnesota Winter Blues. Throughout the years she has realized more and more her community needs a way to creatively give back to others and here we are! In addition to heading up the Gang, Nickie likes to do and be many other things. Nickie holds a K-12 Theatre/Dance license and loves sharing the joy of performing arts with her "kids." She is also a freelance performer and loves being on-stage, singing and dancing her heart out. Nickie has been seen on many Twin Cities stages, most notably at the Chanhassen Dinner Theatre where she has been in 18 productions. In addition she loves learning new things and is currently studying happiness and kindness. The best things in her life are her hubby Paul and their doggo, Trooper. They are a small and happy family. The Hills' favorite activities are hanging out at home in sweats while eating snacks.