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 Princeton, MN with her husband and two daughters.