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Born in Margate, Florida, Nicole Hoekstra has a strong family connection to the marine industry, as her aunt and two cousins also work in the industry. Nicole manages the association's online and social media content and is responsible for the production of MIASF's signature events, Broward County Waterway Cleanup, Plywood Regatta, and the Annual Meeting & Awards Dinner .
With a master’s degree in Historical Information and Public History and a certificate in museum studies, Nicole has a background in historic preservation and is passionate about preserving and sharing local history and currently serves on the Board of Trustees for History Fort Lauderdale. Nicole is a graduate of Leadership Broward Class 37 and an active member of Young Professionals in Yachting and the Florida Festivals and Events Association.