Mrs. Wood is a native of Orange County. She attended UC Santa Barbara, earning a B.A. in Psychology with an emphasis in child development. For ten years, she worked for an executive search firm, placing executive-level sales managers in the technical field. Members of St. Mark Presbyterian Church, Nikki and her husband David have three children, Paige, Caroline and Matthew, who are all alumni of the school. She is also actively involved with Eastbluff Elementary School.