Nicole Collodoro grew up in rural Wisconsin and spent most of her youth exploring the surrounding wilderness with her father, a geologist. Her background in the outdoors is reflected in the stones and natural materials she uses in her designs. In 2000 she began attending Minneapolis College of Art & Design, where she graduated with a BFA in Sculpture in 2004. Since then she has focused on creating small scale works and jewelry. Nicole works and lives in Saint Paul, MN with her husband and two daughters.