Nicole has memorized pi to the 20th digit.

When faced with a challenge, Nicole Rose Dion has an unnatural reaction – she runs straight toward it.

As Account Director for Estipona Group, this instinctive response serves her well. She is a natural problem solver who digs finding solutions. She began working with EG in 2015 as Client Services Manager and now leads the account department and assists with business development and bookkeeping, in addition to her regular account executive duties. She has been instrumental in developing processes and standards of client care.

Nicole’s tactical experience is vast. She has run social media programs, acted as graphic designer, programmed websites, managed client relationships and served as a production manager and office administrator. And while skilled and experienced in many disciplines, Nicole has discovered her true calling is in keeping all the ducks in a row — making sure everyone on her team stays on task, projects get done and deadlines are met.

During her career, Nicole has worked on a wide range of national, regional and local accounts in education, government, healthcare, tourism, financial services, retail, food & beverage, nonprofit and beyond. She has served on several local board of directors including: Startup Weekend Reno, Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) – Sierra Nevada Chapter, Nevada’s Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology (NCET) and the American Advertising Federation (AAF), Reno.

The daughter of an artist — Mom is a graphic designer and painter — Nicole grew up in northern California’s Rohnert Park and attended Santa Rosa’s Ursuline High School. A bit of a smarty-pants, Nicole graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Nevada, Reno (UNR), with a B.A. in Journalism, Advertising/Public Relations emphasis and a minor in fine art.

Suffice it to say, Nicole likes to stay busy. When she's not running, biking or doing yoga, you can find her substitute teaching at the Northern Nevada Literacy Council, running the UNR Journalism School alumni chapter, training her Duck Toller Campbell to be a therapy dog, or volunteering at the local Buddhist temple.