Nicole Possert, past president of the Highland Park Heritage Trust (HPHT), is an ardent historic preservationist and a community activist. Along with her husband, Possert moved into a small craftsman home off Figueroa's main commercial
drag back in the 1980's. As she settled in, she slowly began to peel - literally and figuratively - hidden layers of history in her home that led her to discover, embrace and research the architectural and historical significance of the area. Soon she became part of the HPHT and participated in establishing its champion historic overlay zone, the largest in Los Angeles. Nicole's breath of knowledge expands from the early settlements of Spanish mission in what is now Highland Park to modern day issues. Possert was an invaluable contributor to the research of this series.