Nikki is the 55-year-old mother of six sons and grandmother of six. A few years ago, she was a well-paid manager for a national childcare organization in New Zealand and managed up to 120 people. After living for two years with no fixed income, no fixed address and less than the minimum wage, she has settled down on two acres in Brisbane. Nikki describes herself as an explorer and a wonder aficionado. She has taught workshops on topics that range from getting organized, to digital scrapbooking, to writing for the media. She has promoted and managed a range of community events from Children's Day activities to a week of family events. Nikki has a diploma in Freelance Journalism, and a diploma in Internet Marketing and E-Commerce. She has written several books on house sitting and was a part time Public Affairs and Media Specialist for almost 20 years during which time she had many articles published in magazines and newspapers.