Nikki is a retired elementary school teacher and has making baskets as a hobby for the past 20 years. It all started when she attended an adult education class at a local school district. The intrigue of basketry for Nikki is that every basket is useful, every basket makes an amazing gift, and every basket is a personal statement. There is always more to learn, and there is much variety in weaving materials and techniques. Over the years, she has shared her love of basketry by attending basketry conferences, creating beginning basket designs and patterns, and teaching classes from her home. Nikki is a member of the Finger Lakes Basket Weavers Guild.