NIKKIFIRE-300x225-revised Nikki Meredith has wended her way though a rich and varied professional life as a probation officer, family therapist, magazine writer, name developer, NPR reporter, award-winning Bay Area journalist. A lifelong Californian, Meredith still remembers the orange groves that perfumed the southern California spring and much later, the days when parents smoked marijuana at Mill Valley Little League games.