Nicole leads energy efficiency and renewable energy program evaluation and market studies for utilities and state agencies, as well as climate action and sustainability-focused planning efforts for local governments and other organizations. Her work helps guide program resource and policy decisions aimed at tackling the climate crisis and building a more sustainable future. Nicole has twenty years of experience in environmental policy, planning and markets, with areas of focus including land use, energy efficiency and renewable energy.

Prior to joining BrightLine Group, Nicole led Boulder County’s Long Range Planning and Policy Team for 4 years. She managed policy and regulatory updates, collaborations with municipalities and regional entities, and a range of sustainability and resiliency-related efforts. Her previous work experience includes 10 years of evaluating energy programs and conducting market research for utility and state agency clients across the country, as well as developing and managing renewable energy programs, coordinating solar projects, and advising building and site design to achieve LEED certification.

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Certifications & Education
  • American Planning Association, American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP)
  • MA, Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning, 2000, Tufts University
  • BA, Environmental Studies and Government, 1997, Bowdoin College
Where did you grow up?

New Hampshire

What was your first job?

Building trails for the Student Conservation Association

What is your dream vacation?

Hut to hut biking or hiking in Europe

How do you spend your free time?

Riding bikes, skiing, hiking, yoga, watching soccer games and mountain bike races, and folding laundry