Niki's love and passion for the outdoors was born from adventures in Canadian lakes and forests as a child. Later, in her role at Students on Ice, she coordinated and guided educational expeditions for youth in the Arctic and Antarctica and organized and presented youth forums and an educators workshop on polar education. In her travels to the deep south, Niki was charmed by the wilderness and landscapes of Patagonia which became her home for three of the past four years. Here she taught English, worked on a Discovery Channel television episode and snowboarded in Ushuaia. When not working at the ends of the earth, she travels, camps, hikes, knits, reads and spends time with loved ones who patiently await their nomad back home.