After receiving a BS in Recreation and Parks from Pennsylvania State University, Nancy began making her way west working in National Parks as both a naturalist and later in enforcement. Nancy transitioned from working for the federal government to working for the State of California after taking a summer off to ride a bicycle across the country. Nancy worked as an Interpretive Specialist for State Parks at Anza-Borrego before finally making her way to her true love of being a game warden with the California Department of Fish and Game. She moved throughout the state with different jobs and ranks before eventually becoming the Chief of Law Enforcement in March of 2005. She has received numerous awards for outstanding achievements including the Legacy Award from the National Association of Conservation Law Enforcement Chiefs. After her retirement in 2012, Nancy has continued her advocacy for wildlife law enforcement on both the state and federal levels and sits on boards in support of her passion of natural resource conservation. In her leisure time, Nancy enjoys fishing, archery, biking, shooting, and anything involving the out of doors.