Nikki Thompson Frazier considers herself a mompreneur. She’s always loved cooking and baking but it wasn’t until her two daughters were diagnosed with seven different food allergies that she decided to turn the challenge into a business opportunity. Since Sweet Encounter Bakery Cafe opened in October 2015, Frazier has won four business plan and pitch competitions, winning over $20K. She plans to use the funds to open her first storefront.

Prior to starting her business, Frazier was the executive director of a local nonprofit in Alabama and a Communications Associate for Eli Lilly. Frazier also worked for The Princeton Review and taught communications courses at a four year college.

Nikki Thompson Frazier earned her BA in Journalism from Indiana University and MS in Information & Communications Science from Ball State University. Frazier moved to Michigan in 2015 after her husband, Dr. Terrence Frazier accepted the position of Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs at Michigan State. They live in East Lansing and enjoy attending MSU events with their two daughters, Melia and Madison.