Nica has played the clarinet with RWS since 2008. She grew up in the Reno area having attended Reno HS and University of Nevada, Reno. She was the drum major for the UNR Pride of the Sierras Band in 2001 and graduated in 2003 with a Bachelors in Science Biology Degree. She returned back to school to get her second degree in Nursing, and she is currently working as an RN, and has been with Renown Regional Medical Center for over 15 years.
She is currently working on her MSN-DNP degree in hopes to open up her own practice someday. She currently is the acting music director for the FAANN (Filipino American Alliance of Northern Nevada) and conducts the choir at St. Albert Church. She is married to an Air Force Veteran who is currently working at the NV Air National Guard, a mom to a little boy named Gavin, and also a mom to two fur babies named Buster and Boomer.