June 28, 2021No Comments

Olympian Nicole Heavirland Launches Signature Coffee Line

Olympian Nicole Heavirland Partners with Montana-based Folklore Coffee to Launch Limited Edition Signature Blend

Whitefish-native, who will represent USA Rugby this Summer in Tokyo, hopes project will promote local small business collaboration and entrepreneurship as she prepares to take world stage.

Whitefish, Montana – Whitefish native Nicole Heavirland, a former USA Rugby All-American at West Point and recently-named member of Team USA’s Olympic roster, announced today the launch of her Colombian & Ethiopian Signature Blend, a collaboration with Conrad, Montana-based Folklore Coffee.

The self-professed coffee aficionado has been a longtime patron and partner of Folklore, and worked directly with company founder and head roaster Andy Pollard, along with his brother Matt, to create a blend and brand that represents her spirit, passion and heritage.   

“My athletic career has literally afforded me the luxury of indulging in coffee across the globe,” noted Heavirland.  “But when I began exploring the idea of developing my own signature line, I felt it was important to use the opportunity to elevate businesses and communities that matter most to me.”

The Pollards developed a blend featuring Heavirland’s preferred Ethiopian beans, while combining Colombian ones to reflect her Colombian heritage.  The limited-edition black bag features both Folklore and Heavirland brand marks as well as a reproduction of Heavirland’s fish forearm tattoo (in addition to her passion for java, Heavirland is an avid fly fisherwoman and aspiring yoga instructor).   

“I’ve spent a lifetime pursuing success on athletics fields. I’ve learned that life, like rugby, is a team sport.  Matt, Andy and the Folklore team have been supporting me for years, and I hope through this endeavor to help them continue to gain a national footprint and, in the process, highlight one of the amazing businesses born and bred in the Big Sky State,” said Heavirland.

To order a bag of Folklore Coffee’s Nicole Heavirland Colombian & Ethiopian Signature Blend, visit https://www.folklorecoffeemt.com/nicoles-blend.html.

June 17, 2021No Comments

TSE Congratulates USA Rugby’s Naya Tapper & Nicole Heavirland

TSE Congratulates USA Rugby's Naya Tapper & Nicole Heavirland 
Tapper and Heavirland officially named to U.S. Olympic Women’s Rugby Roster

New York, NY - Transition Sports and Entertainment (TSE) is proud to congratulate two of its clients on being named to the U.S. Women's Rugby roster for the Tokyo Games. Naya Tapper and Nicole Heavirland are among the 12 US women announced by USA Rugby today to have earned roster spots.  

TSE CEO Shannon Judd said, "Watching the perseverance and dedication displayed by Naya, Nicole and their teammates over the past year in the face of uncertainty has been inspirational on so many levels to so many people. These women succeed at the highest level while faced with unprecedented obstacles in a sport not yet popularized in the US because of their love and dedication.  Today is recognition that their hard work has paid off and we congratulate them and look forward to being a part of their journey to Tokyo and beyond." 

About Naya and Nicole
Born in Beaufort, South Carolina, and raised in Charlotte, North Carolina, NAYA TAPPER has played rugby professionally since 2016. After earning All-American track and field honors in high school, she began her rugby career at UNC Chapel Hill and has since become one of USA Women’s 7’s all-time leading try scorers.  Her infectious personality led her to create a number of web series, as well as a successful personalized clothing line.

NICOLE HEAVIRLAND, a Whitefish, Montana native, is a former USA Rugby All-American at West Point who made her rugby sevens debut during the 2015-16 World Rugby Women’s 7’s Series. She traveled as a reserve to the 2016 Brazil Olympics before being named USA Rugby Women’s 7’s Captain in 2017. Nicole is training to become a yoga instructor, has a signature line of coffee coming out with a Montana-based roaster, and is an avid fly fisher.