Hello everyone! Let me start off by saying, it is truly an honor to join the Fernbank Museum team and I am excited to get to know the Museum as well as its staff and visitors. In my new position as PR and Marketing Coordinator, I aspire to gain new experiences, but I am most looking forward to delving into the ins and outs of natural history, becoming a connoisseur of Fernbank and establishing some awesome relationships.
I suppose this is when I tell you a little bit about me! As you know, my name is Nicole, but also feel free to call me Nikki. Before dubbing myself as a “native” Atlantan, I was an army brat, born in Wurzburg, Germany. Shortly after my younger sister Lindsey was born in Schweinfurt, my family moved to the States. We have lived in a few different cities within South Carolina and New York, before returning to Georgia in 2000.
As a newbie to Fernbank, I bring a strong background in writing with experience in event planning and public relations. In the summer of 2013, I graduated from Georgia State University earning my bachelor’s degree in Journalism with a concentration in Public Relations and a minor in Marketing. While enrolled, I was heavily involved in several campus activities including writing and editing for the student newspaper, The Signal and working as the PR Director for Georgia State Campus Events. For a year and a half I also wrote for the entertainment and lifestyle publication, Kontrol Magazine, and have interviewed many influencers and celebrities and have produced a number of articles and cover stories.
Upon graduating from Georgia State, I worked at the World of Coca-Cola as a Guest Relations Ambassador and was re-introduced to the world of customer service. Concurrently, I interned at Ask April Love PR, a boutique entertainment PR agency. Following my time at Coke and Ask April Love, I accepted a full-time public relations internship with Porsche Cars North America. During my 15 months working there, I had the pleasure of witnessing and being a part of the company’s move to One Porsche Drive, Porsche’s new corporate headquarters and home to the Porsche Experience Center.
In my free time I love trying new restaurants, exploring downtown Atlanta and hiking up Stone Mountain. My favorite hobby is singing and I enjoy performing at small gigs or at church on Sundays. Aside from music, other interests of mine include traveling, health and fitness, fashion and social media. (Connect with me on LinkedIn!) I can’t wait make some wonderful memories here at the Fernbank Museum!
—Nicole Holman, PR & Marketing Coordinator