Nicole Skuba wanted to have 17 different careers when she grew up. So far, she's been a writer, theater director and stage manager, webmaster, business owner, and marketing executive. A lifelong writer of poetry, essays, and short stories, Nicole is working on her first book. She is the owner of Online Marketing Branch, a consultancy focusing on online marketing for start-ups, small businesses, and nonprofit organizations. Nicole enjoys staring at the ceiling when she can find a free moment and is thrilled to be writing for Patch.