Hailing from the great state of Nebraska, Nikki Harris brings more than 15 years of animal welfare education and experience to Jacksonville. Nikki has an Associate’s Degree in Veterinary Technology, a Bachelor of Science in Non-Profit Administration, and two Masters Degrees from Bellevue University in Communications and Public Administration. Prior to her move to the Sunshine State, Nikki served as the Director of Placement and Behavior for the Nebraska Humane Society. She then moved to Jacksonville in 2012 to serve as the Adoptions Manager at First Coast No More Homeless Pets, where she oversaw the city’s first MEGA Adoption Events, which are now standard practice in both Jacksonville and other no-kill cities nationwide. Nikki then moved the Jacksonville Animal Care and Protective Services to serve as Shelter Manager and later, Division Chief, where her leadership helped Jacksonville become the largest no-kill city in the nation. Nikki enjoys boating and spending time with Jeff and her stepsons, Kevin and Justin, and of course has a household of many pets, including dogs Banks, a shy retriever mix, Tuna, a puppy mill rescue, Leon (a.k.a. “P,” the friendliest Chihuahua in history) and rescue cats Louis, Leah, and Chicken.