Nikki Beachy grew up on a small ranch in Colorado taking up trail riding and backpacking early on. She made her way to Qinghai province in the Tibetan region of China where she lived for 7 years and studied Anthropology, Mandarin Chinese, Amdo Tibetan, and met her husband Mike. She moved back to the US where she had three sons, Drew, Isaac, and Caleb who attend Joseph Charter school. She went on to the Environment and Resource Stewardship school and with OSU’s Extension Master Naturalist and Master Gardener programs in Marion and Deschutes county. She has worked at Oregon State Parks as an Interpretive Ranger and at Wallowa County Vegetation Department. She’s an avid ink landscape artist and enjoys spending time fishing with her family and hiking long distance trails.