Audra McNicholas was born and raised on a small ranch outside of Glenwood Springs, Colorado, where the equine and rodeo industry have always been a part of her life. She attended Colorado Mesa University (CMU), where she graduated with honors, obtaining a Bachelors of Arts with an Elementary Education endorsement. Following graduation, Audra taught Kindergarten and First Grade on the Western Slope. While teaching, she also received certification as a Reading Recovery Specialist.
In 2009, Audra was crowned as the 54th Miss Rodeo Colorado (MRC) at the Denver National Western Stock Show. During her reign as MRC, Audra met her husband, Sean McNicholas, President and Owner at Service Systems Associates. She and Sean live in Greenwood Village, Colorado and have two beautiful daughters.
Audra also serves on a number of community boards and committees, models for several companies and works as a western sports TV reporter.