Director of Salthawk Community Support
Nikkee Byard is the Director of Salthawk Community Support, our outreach ministry to students at Hutchinson High School and Hutchinson Middle School 8. Nikkee says that God started her on the path of working with children in high school and, for the most part, has never taken her off that path. Nikkee graduated from Emporia State University in 1994 and received a BS in Psychology with a minor in Rehab Counseling Services. Most of her work experience has been non-profit child advocacy positions such as mental health, foster care, daycare, family support, child advocacy, and supportive counselor. Nikkee is married to Chris Byard and they have four children. They also have a spoiled dog named Miley and an even more spoiled cat named Ava.
Spending time with family is especially important to Nikkee, and she also enjoys going to yard sales, thrifting, reading, surfing Pinterest, gardening, and decorating.