Nicole started Dash of Modern when her family was traveling back and forth between Merritt and Vancouver for their middle daughter’s medical appointments. Prior to one of the family trips down to BC Children’s Hospital, Nicole posted on Facebook that they would be stopping at IKEA® for lunch and could pick up anything from IKEA® that friends or family wanted. In no time at all, Nicole had requests piling up, and multiple offers to pay for her gas and from.

Since then, Dash of Modern has grown from a small family business to a full team. As a hands-on owner, Nicole spends almost all her time working on the family business, or with her family. But in her free time, Nicole can be found in her happiest place: with her horse. A passionate equestrian, Nicole still shows her horse competitively throughout the Okanagan and Lower Mainland.


As the co-owner of Dash of Modern, Bill is proud to support women in business. He and his wife, Nicole, make a priority to set a good example for their three daughters: showing the impact of hard work, kindness, and generosity.

After spending 25 years in the Canadian Armed Forces, Bill retired after serving in Afghanistan. Originally from the Armstrong/Vernon area, Bill moved with his family back to the heart of the Okanagan in 2013.

To replace the adrenaline rush he used to get in the army, Bill is a b-licensed skydiver in his free time among spending time with his family.Bill and Nicole are avid travellers, and have explored North America, Europe and the Caribbean.

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