Nicole Dreon is a freelance writer and photographer from Truckee, CA. For over a decade, she has worked in the research department for ESPN and the X Games where she interviews athletes who throw Stripper flips on motorcycles and Kangaroo flips on skis. In the off-season, she trots the globe with her camera. Recently, she travelled solo to east and central Africa to record the stories of inspiring female athletes. She is currently working on a slideshow series called, Players On a Wild Continent.