Nikki Shaffer is a homeschooling mom to three boys. She earned her Bachelors degree in History from the University of Montana, where she also studied military science as an ROTC cadet and Army Reservist. For the past decade, Nikki and her family have enjoyed exploring the cultures and landscapes of various locations throughout the U.S. as part of the “nomadic” Army life (her husband remains an active duty Army officer). From the Arctic tundra of Alaska to the warm sands of the Georgia coast, each duty assignment brought challenge and adventurous learning experiences. They are thrilled to return to Missoula for a couple of years and love to get out and soak up all that Montana has to offer.