Nina built her career in fashion P.R. and events, working at Lord and Taylor, Saks Fifth Avenue, Peggy Jennings, and Holland and Holland, an almost 200-year-old British gunmaker and clothing retailer that offers handmade sporting rifles and shotguns. She was director of public relations in the US and met her husband Jan there in 1994.

Nina has served or is currently serving on the Board of New York City Mission Society, The Women’s Sports Foundation, American Museum of Natural History Advisory Board, The National Forest Foundation, Wings WorldQuest, National Institute of Social Sciences, HillwoodMuseum and Gardens, and VitalEdge Aid.

Recently Nina has begun investing in startup ventures, hoping to have an impact on the world. She supports companies that are focused on helping our environment, such as ones pursuing vertical farming and others in medical biotechnology that are searching for cures or vaccines.

In addition, some of Nina’s passions are photography, clay shooting and art. Nina has had many shows for her photography, and her work is displayed in many hotels and spas. Nina’s interest in photography stemmed from her lifelong interest in travel and different cultures. Secondly, her passion for shooting led her to compete for the US team at the Sporting Clays World Championship. Lastly, she very much enjoys visiting art museums with her friends but most importantly loves being a grandmother of 8!