January 27, 2013

If you’ve already clicked around our website, you probably have a good sense about who we are as a coworking business and what we’re looking to do.  We figured it might be a good idea to share a little bit out ourselves, the founders of My Branch Office.

Rob Nicolai

I live in Columbia City with My Branch Office co-founder (and husband), Rett Nicolai.  I love what Columbia City has to offer – friendly neighbors that are truly neighborly and some of the best restaurants in Seattle (seriously….if you haven’t visited the restaurants, I highly recommend you do).  I’ve worked in the event industry in various roles for about 14 years.  Currently, I am an independent contractor working as an event project manager.  I seriously have the most fantastic clients within Microsoft who love to give me projects that constantly challenge me to learn and grow.  I would be remiss if I forgot to mention the incredible amount of fun and camaraderie that I am able to enjoy on my projects.  When not working, I enjoy time with family and friends – preferably over a delicious meal, a few decks of cards and some cocktails.  I love the time I can take for myself to read a book or latest news magazine, watch a movie, get in some fitness activities or even tackle my next challenge: meditation.

Rett Nicolai

I enjoy living in Columbia City, where there is an appreciation of community and neighborhood values.  It is exciting to be in a diverse area that continues to grow and evolve – while not losing its true neighborhood feel where everyone truly knows your name.  During the day, I work as an outpatient manual physical therapist for a local company.  Outside of the office, I’m continually exploring my many interests such as running and fitness, kayaking, snowshoeing, cooking (and eating), travel and exploration.  My family and friends are always a constant presence in whatever I do.  When weather permits, you’d also find me tinkering in the yard, tending to the vegetable garden, or re-designing the landscape.