1.Parents: Ralph & Lisa, Brother: Robert
2.Loved playing in the water-all the time!
3.Loved visiting Big Sur every summer
4.Started playing soccer-favorite sport
5. Kindergarten-loved school but wasn't a great listener....
6.Held hands with boy...beginning of my deep affection for the opposite sex...
7.First conscious thoughts of my liberalism
8.Performed at Shakespeare Santa Cruz-Merry Wives of Windsor
9.Started Junior Guards-loved it!
10.Performed in Peace Child
11.Loved 5th grade! Rocked super short hair
12.Played the Wicked Witch of the West in Wizard of Oz-Brook Knoll Elementary
13.Had my Bat Mitzvah-one of the toughest things I've ever done
14.Attended Branciforte Junior High-voted biggest flirt!!!
15.End of the innocence...
16.Listened to a lot of Prince
17.Became Senior Class President & Performed in "You Can't Take it With You" & "Bye Bye Birdie"
18.Traveled East for college & dropped out after 2 months
19.Traveled to Europe with a boyfriend
20.Started at Cal & met Brendan
21. Suffered major depression. Not a high point of my life....
22.Modeled w/ Brendan for Glamour Magazine!!! Whaaat????
23.Lived in Venice, Italy; Possibly the best year of my life!
24.Graduated from UC Berkeley & moved to Truckee
25.Started designSense w/ Brendan-models & design co.
26.Traveled around the world, got hit by a bus in Brisbane, Australia & shaved my head
27.Married my best friend, Brendan Riley, at Glen Alpine Springs
28.Ran for Town Council, lost but became a Truckee Planning Commissioner
29.Started NeDesigns w/ Ed Lupyak
30. Loved turning 30-felt more comfortable about myself; much more excited about 30s than 20s
31.Gave birth to Dylan Jasper Riley-hands down the most painful & difficult thing I have ever done!
32.Worked at home and struggled through my first year of motherhood.
33.Worked at my first non-profit & learned a ton, both good & bad; made lifelong friends
34.Gave birth to Harlan Shane Riley-thank goodness for epidurals!
35.Introduced to the world of blacksmithing.... instant love
36.Visited Kauai-deep affection for Hanalei & North Shore
37.Quit my job and started my own business, Nikki Riley Designs
38.Celebrated my 20 year high school reunion-a most wonderful time!
39.Started Colorburst Mirrors & designed my first house, start to finish. Can't wait to see it built!
40.The world is my oyster...it's all up to me!