June 2019

June Veteran of the Month | Nicole Haagenson
Posted on 06/18/2019
SDIRC Veteran of the Month June

Nicole Haagenson is an Air Force and Florida Air National Guard Veteran who served from 2001 to 2009. She is currently the Director of IT Enterprise Project Managment for Orchid Insurance, a small business headquartered in Vero Beach. Nicole has lived in Vero Beach since 2009 with her fiance Cari Haagenson, an Indian River County Firefighter, and their 5 children. Her oldest two, Kelsey and Alyssa, have finished their first year in college at the University of Alabama and Santa Fe college in Gainesville, respectively. Her younger children Rylee, Kaidin, and Piper attend Imagine of South Vero and will be going into 8th, 6th, and 2nd grades.

Nicole has a Bachelor's degree from the University of North Florida in Computer and Information Science and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Central Florida.

Nicole has been an active member of the Veteran community, leading an effort to clean and repair Veteran grave sites in Indian River County. She is also on the Board and the Secretary for the Next Generation Veterans of Indian River County. These are Veterans who have served during the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. She is active in raising fund for the "Words from War" monument that will be built near Veterans Memorial Island in Vero Beach, which is a tribute to those that have served after August 4, 1990.