Since 1999, Nanette has taught Business Communications, Advertising and Public Relations courses as an adjunct professor at Hastings College. In 2013, she joined Hastings as a full-time instructor and Media Advisor.
In 2002, she was elected to serve on the Clay Center City Council, and she was selected as Council President in 2012. Nanette is active on many boards and organizations, including PEO Chapter T, United Way of South Central Nebraska, Clay Center Community Club, the United Church of Christ of Clay Center and Special Children's Fund. She has been a Teammates mentor for more than a decade, volunteers at Clay Center and Sandy Creek Schools and serves as the adult leader for Halter Holders 4-H Club.
Prior to Hastings College, she was Director of the Hastings Literacy Program and worked with the Nebraska Business Development Center, the Missouri Small Business Development Center and the Center for Rural Research and Development.