Nicole Deichert and her family have been involved with fundraising efforts and raising awareness for the DTRF since 2012. Her brother, Matt, was diagnosed in 2009 with an intra-abdominal desmoid tumor, has undergone surgeries, chemotherapy, and radiation, and has been in remission since 2013. Nicole discovered the DTRF in the midst of a crisis, and the support Matt and her family received from the foundation was invaluable. Nicole wanted to find a way to give back and support this amazing organization, so with her brother, Nicole co-founded and leads an annual fundraiser, The Desmoid Dash 5K. Through all their fundraising efforts, Nicole, her family, and friends have raised roughly $700,000 for the DTRF. Nicole is passionate about raising awareness about desmoid tumors, as well as raising money to support ongoing research efforts, and is very hopeful that someday a cure will be found.
Nicole graduated from Saint Norbert College with a B.A. in International Business and Spanish. She is fluent in English and Spanish, and is currently a Human Resources Leader at Ecolab Inc. headquartered in St. Paul, Minnesota, where she leads HR initiatives for the Latin America region. Prior to that, Nicole held various HR roles of increasing responsibility at Target Corporation headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Nicole resides in Minneapolis, Minnesota, with her husband Sean and two children. She loves to travel and learn about other cultures, and also enjoys staying active by golfing, hiking, playing tennis, skiing and biking.