Nicole Skovgard was born and raised in Long Beach, CA. She attended Indiana University, where she majored in Communications and minored in Psychology and Entrepreneurship. Growing up playing competitive soccer, Nicole knew she wanted to have a career that would be challenging and rewarding, but where she could move up based on her work ethic. She joined a sales and marketing company in St. Louis right after she graduated, and 3 years later she moved to Chicago to start Coast, Incorporated. The thing she loves most about Coast is that she gets to coach and develop young professionals daily, and that the company provides an opportunity for people looking to learn and grow, as long as they bring a good work ethic and positive attitude to the table.