Director of Development and Public Programs
B.S., Human Nutrition, University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana
Nicole Riel is passionate about health, wellness, holistic health, sustainability, and connecting the mind, body, and spirit. For 10 years she ran a wellness-focused small business and was a leader in her local community. She has a passion for community, authentic relationships, and bringing people together to foster individual and collective growth. She brings her positive attitude to CIHS through social media engagement, donor appreciation, fundraising initiatives, and event management. Nicole is also a certified RYT-500 yoga teacher with over 15 years teaching experience. She teaches weekly yoga classes and leads teacher training seminars and yoga related workshops in Southern California. She is a mother of 3 young children, loves the beach, baking, cooking, home improvement projects, gardening, and living a life of presence.