A West Virginia native, Nicole Layson received her degree in Theatre from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville, where she acted and directed countless plays. She continued her acting career in Los Angeles, CA, and became a member of SAG/AFTRA after playing various roles in independent feature films. While on set as an actor, Nicole fell in love with what happens behind the camera, which led her to pursue a Film Degree from the Los Angeles Film School. She then wrote, produced, and directed her own award winning short films and began working in production. Within two years of finishing her film degree, she had production managed and line producer multiple television series and feature films. She has also produced numerous music videos, shorts, and commercials. In addition to her production experience, Nicole has taught Production Management at the Los Film School and continues to teach Producing at Santa Monica College and UCLA.