About Me


I began writing after realizing that what with all the adventuring,  practical knowledge of living on a meager income and penchant for seasonal work, writing made the most sense.

Prior to coming to this conclusion I worked in a number of fields, including the restaurant and catering slog, U.S. Forest Service and the stand-up comedy production business.  My last non-writer type employment was as Operations Manager of Sisters of the Road in Portland, Oregon, a non-profit café dedicated to working with a community of people experiencing poverty and homelessness.

Shortly after leaving Sisters in 2007, I embarked on a year-long sabbatical, most of which was spent literally putting one foot in front of the other.  For several months I participated in The Longest Walk 2, walking from San Francisco to Washington, D.C. with a group of Native American activists.

In the fall of 2008 I spent three months in Europe, walking the Camino Santiago in Spain, the road to Fatima in Portugal and spending a little time in Bavaria.  (Read about those adventures on the “Nik on the Road” Blog)

I returned to Portland in late 2008 and began piecing together a writing career with the usual trials and tribulations.  I am primarily a non-fiction writer who loves to write about people devoted to making the world a better place for all beings.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Want to get in touch? Send me an email:  Nikki@nikkijardin.com