Nikki Oleson, Non-GMO Project
Title: Director of Operations
Website: nongmoproject.org

Nikki’s appreciation for local, organic, and non-GMO food started in her own backyard at her childhood home on the Olympic Peninsula and has become a lifelong passion. With a Bachelor of Science Degree from Western Washington University, Nikki spent the first decade of her career working in the health and wellness industry. During that time she owned and operated a therapeutic massage therapy business, and was the Director of Operations at the Costa Rica School of Massage Therapy. While there she instructed anatomy, physiology, business, and ethics. Nikki also spent 4-months a year in Northern and Southern Thailand where she taught Thai Yoga Massage immersion courses.

Nikki arrived at the Non-GMO Project in 2015 with a deeply rooted appreciation for the innate healing properties of whole foods. She has a passion for stewardship and advocacy for this planet and the life that it supports, and she is full of gratitude to be able to apply her diverse work experience toward the Project’s mission. Outside of work, Nikki and her partner are busy chasing after their young son and daughter, exploring the PNW, and getting their hands dirty in the garden.