Debra Nichols found her artform at the intersection of architecture, communication, and art. Her approach is integrative, synthesizing elegant and energetic design with strategic marketing and smart problem solving. She believes that for anything to truly succeed, to create the spirit of the place, and to contribute to life in a meaningful way, it must be beautiful. Debra studied fine arts and design, graduating with a degree in environmental design from the University of California Davis. Consistent with a lifelong passion for study, she has worked toward a Master of Arts degree, with a research emphasis on philosophical aesthetics and the impact of beauty on devotional practices, at the Graduate Theological Union.