Nicole Kester

Ambassador of Branch
My name is Nicole Kester and I am happy to introduce myself as your new HiB Madison Ambassador!
I am very excited to be in this new role, and look forward to getting to know you all while getting some more hiking activity up and running for our branch. I joined HiB Madison during COVID, so haven’t had much opportunity to participate, but I very much enjoy the online community we’ve cultivated here and hope to continue in that vein.
A little about me, I am a first time mom to our 10 month old son, Teddy, and am so excited to help him grow to love the outdoors! I grew up in MN where my family spent lots of time outdoors, especially enjoying the northern parts of the state where we have a cabin at the end of the Gunflint Trail. Our annual summer canoe and portage trips are some of the fondest memories of my life! My husband and I moved back to Madison from California 3 years ago and are so happy to be home. We love to get outside, often with our 2 dogs in tow, and have so many fun places yet to explore in this great part of WI. I have a work background in non-profit association management and hotel management, which I know will help me as I navigate the more logistical side of things.
Though this role and group is new to me, I am confident and excited to step up as ambassador! I can’t wait to see you out on the trails!
I would love if you would share some of your favorite memories, ideas, or comments about what this group means to you with me so that I can start my work in serving you 🙏🏼🥾🍃.  Feel free to contact me on Facebook or via email anytime.