Featured this week are Nicole “Goldilocks” Hackler, her husband Warren, an
heroic Marine who served America with honor and distinction for 26 years (now
retired), and their loves – Clyde (the red male Shiba Inu) and Kiba (the black
and tan female Shiba-Japanese for “Fang!).
Goldilocks was one of the movers and shakers of the Karate Institute of
America during her time with us. She achieved a 2nd Degree Brown belt rating
before her husband was reassigned to another state so, unfortunately, she was
not able to reach Black Belt, although she would have done so had she been
able to stay in the area, no doubt.
Goldilocks is smart, tough, lovely and accomplished. A professional Civil
Engineer (designated “P.E.”), Nicole was the project manager for the Yadkin
River bridge project, listed as one of the Top 10 bridges rated by Road and
Bridge magazine! This chick takes no prisoners! She knows how to handle a
crew, for sure. Yet, she is as professional as they come. We are so very proud
of her and her accomplishments and blessed that she was with us as long as she
We are also extremely proud of her husband, Warren, and his devoted service to
America. He is a great guy, and together they make a terrific couple. We truly
miss them, but destiny will have her way. We wish them all the best as they
move into a new phase of their life together.
And, especially, THANK YOU, GOLDILOCKS, for your unique spirit, effervescent
personality, loving manner and devoted support of the KIA throughout all these
years. We are certainly blessed that your spirit is forever etched into the
history and legacy of the Karate Institute of America.
God Speed to you Nicole and Warren.