Nicol is a daughter of Vietnamese refugees based in the Rocky Mountains of Canada. In her daily life, she teaches the future at a school specializing in special education with a love for outdoor experiences. In all of her free time, she spends it with Kaia, a Pembroke Welsh Corgi, who has earned her Trick Dog Champion title and dabbles in sports like agility, rally obedience, and scent work. Together, they advocate for breaking stereotypes in the outdoor community. Kaia is a small breed that is often asked "where did her legs go!?" and Nicol is no stranger to anti-Asian comments even in the wild. They lead and join camping, hiking, and paddling adventures with many wonderful people that also support diversity in the outdoors!



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