Nicole was born and raised in the Pine Barrens of Long Island, New York. Despite growing up in suburbia, she has always had her hands and her heart in the livestock world. She has owned horses since she was young, spent her childhood evening with friends riding their horses through back wood trails and heading to the Long Island sound for summer swims and seasonal kayaking. She spent her weekends working at local barns, caring for horses and small livestock.
After graduating from St. Joseph’s College with a dual bachelor’s degree in criminal justice and Human Relations in 2016, her and her husband made their way to the Midwest to see what the Heartland had to offer.
Several years later with continued hard work, patience, and faith, with their shared passion of animals and nature, they have established themselves a farmette, Quarry Farms, in the town of Esmond. Where they raise Barbados Black Belly sheep, breed Andalusian horses and grow Gourmet Garlic. As a family, they also own a construction company, Carpenter Bird Construction, working to restore homes throughout our rural area and well into the Chicagoland area.
When she is not deep diving into the Professional Ag’ World with Rooster Ag’, she can be found hiking local trails with her Australian Shepard or working around her farmette with her husband, admiring the beauty of their surroundings in the place they call home- Small Town, USA.