Nicole has been a member of Stroller Strides since February 2009. In addition to being a great addition to any class, Nicole has lost 30 lbs since joining Stroller Strides! Everyone loves Nicole’s sense of humor and we love when she requests exercises from the instructors 😉 Congratulations Nicole!
Q: Who are the members of your family?
A: My family includes my incredible husband, of almost 4 years, Brad, and of course the princess herself, Rhyllie Paige who was born on December 30th, 2008 (yes it was wonderful spending New Year’s in the hospital!). 🙂 We also have two other children (dogs), Chocky and Murphy.
Q: What was/is your previous and/or current career?
A: I’ve been with BMC Software for 10 years, and currently I design and build web-based and classroom-based education courses for our customers who wish to learn how to use and administer their BMC Software programs they have installed at their company. I get to work from home, my hours are flexible, and I no longer have to travel 80% of the time…..so it doesn’t feel like such a stuffy corporate job.
Q: How long have you been a Stroller Strides Member and what
has Stroller Strides done for you?
A: I’ve been a member since February 2009. Stroller Strides has made a huge improvement to my life since I moved to San Antonio. Not only do I get out of the house every day, but I’ve met a really great group of women who have become my friends. I also really enjoy all of the LUNA activities like lunch after class, and MNO. From a lifestyle perspective, SS has really helped me become a more healthier person by being more active and more fit….I’ve lost a little over 30lbs and I’ve gone down 3 dress sizes since joining!
Q: What are some of your favorite things (besides your husband
A: I love to cook and entertain. Even at other people’s parties, I seem to always end up in the kitchen helping out. I also love to travel! I’ve been to so many places, and yet there are so many more to go! So far, Rhyllie has been a great traveler. We’ve planned another trip to Hawaii next February, so we’ll see how well she does with two long flights!
Q: Tell us something about you that would surprise us.
A: When I graduated from college, before the CSI TV shows made it cool, I as a forensic chemist/investigator for the Osceola County Sherriff’s office in Orlando, Florida. I loved it. It was tough dealing with some of the cases, and the hours could be long, but it was exciting. Unfortunately, it doesn’t pay all that well, and with $60K in student loans to pay, plus rent, car, etc, I reluctantly sold my soul to the computer tech world. For the record, being a forensic investigator is nothing like CSI….if it was, I would be living it up in Vegas baby!
Q: If we asked your husband what he thought your best qualities
are, what would he say for personality? physically?
A: Funny thing is I had to ask him! 🙂 He said personality wise, he loves my independence. Physically, he says he likes my “sculpted” abdominals. Huh??? I guess he must be remembering my pre-baby tummy! 🙂
If you would like to nominate a mom for Mom of the Month, please email Bernadette with the name of who you would like to nominate and the reasons why you think she’s the North San Antonio Mom of the Month.