Nikaela collaborates with Dr. Richard Owens, specializing in Foot and Ankle Surgery. She grew up in Roxborough, Colorado before moving to Arcata, California where she received her Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Kinesiology at Humboldt State University. She then attended the University of Findlay in Findlay, Ohio where she received her Master's in Physician Assistant Studies. She is certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants.
She is an avid runner and outdoor enthusiast with a passion for rescue dogs.