Nik Shier is a Storyteller who first lived in a little town called Packwaukee, Wisconsin with her 16 year-old mother and her mother and her mother. She was raised on the smells of Cheese Factory Labor and Tobacco and the taste of Mulberries, American Cheese, Ramen, and Half-Colonized FryBread. After that, she grew up mostly in Trailer Parks and Camp Grounds. At the University of Wisconsin - Oshkosh, she earned her BA in English with minors in Social Justice and Creative Writing and Interned at the LGBTQ Resource Center. And found out she is dyslexic. Shortly after she earned her MFA W from Goddard College in Plainfield, Vermont, focusing on Creative Nonfiction. Mostly she studied Storytelling as a route to Social Justice. Nik is currently a proud resident of Menasha, Wisconsin where she lives with Lukas, Norys, Monster, BoogieMan, and some wicked looking spiders. Oh, and there is a mouse in the garage. She has experience as the ED of a nonprofit organization, waiting tables, teaching in higher education, customer service, editing, writing, and some other things. HeartBrain is her favorite dream, built by the magic of relationships, rooting to community, some amazing (weird) instructors and students, and a lot of books. Welcome!