Nicole Nason moved to Connecticut after a successful career as an attorney and senior executive in the federal government in Washington, DC. She discovered the Darien Martial Arts Academy while searching for martial arts instruction for her daughters. After five years of intense work and study, Nicole earned a black belt in karate. She then created Koe in Classroom and Project Koe Kickboxing programs. Nicole is an ACE-certified group fitness instructor, and she combines her love of martial arts with her commitment to fitness and health through teaching the Project Koe programs. Nicole is a graduate of American University School of Public Affairs and a law degree from Case Western Reserve University. She lives with her husband, David, and their three children in Connecticut.