As an attorney, Nicole brings a unique perspective to her position as trust officer – partnering with her clients and their advisors to craft strategic trust vehicles which provide asset protection, governance and long-term wealth transfer. After a brief stint practicing law, she transitioned into global trust services before joining the Sterling team at our Sioux Falls, SD, headquarters. Nicole earned a JD from the University of South Dakota School of Law and a BA from the University of Washington. She also earned the Certified Trust and Financial Advisor (CTFA) designation from the ABA.
For Nicole, there’s nothing as beautiful or as worthwhile as tending her best-on-the-block garden, which overflows with vibrant plants and flowers. She’s particularly proud of her diverse array of delicate tropical lilies, each of which must be dug up every fall, carefully nurtured, then replanted in the spring to escape the brutal South Dakota winters. So it’s easy to see that Nicole understands how extraordinary attention, patience and commitment ensure long-lasting rewards.
The same holds true for her philosophy here at Sterling. “We meticulously cultivate every client relationship – adapting to each family’s changing needs swiftly and seamlessly,” she explains. “As an independent trustee, we believe in an individualistic approach to growing and protecting multigenerational legacies.”
Nicole and her two kids also love to explore unfamiliar places, near and far, and are most recently adventuring in their new RV.