Nikki Fynn has a doctorate in educational leadership from Appalachian State University. She has worked in education for over 15 years in various student support capacities. As a result of her professional experience, she has written two e-booklets, Hook and Bait and Life in the Pendulum, to help middle and high school classroom teachers promote social-emotional learning. Nikki provides social-emotional educational consulting for educators, parents, and students. She resides in Boone, North Carolina with her middle-school son.