Nicholle Turnberg husband Mark Parrish is a former NHL player from Minnesota. Nicholle tied the knot with Mark on 18th June 2004.
The 46-year-old met Nicholle while playing hockey with the New York Islanders in 2001.
Parrish was drafted by the Colorado Avalanche in the third round of the 1996 NHL Entry Draft. However, before he could make his NHL debut, he was traded to the Florida Panthers in the 1998 NHL Entry Draft.
After two seasons with the Panthers, he was traded to the New York Islanders in exchange for Roberto Luongo and Olli Jokinen.
Parrish played 11 seasons and over 700 games with multiple teams, including the Los Angeles Kings, Dallas Stars, Minnesota Wild, Buffalo Sabres, and Tampa Bay Lightning.
He retired from playing in 2012 and began a career as a color analyst. Currently, he is a broadcaster for the Minnesota Wild, covering pregame, postgame, and intermission analysis.
Nicholle Turnberg And Mark Parish Relationship
Mark Parrish married wife Nicholle in 2004 at a ceremony in Minnesota. The couple had their honeymoon at Auberge du Soleil, Napa Valley.
Parrish first crossed paths with his future wife, Nicholle, after an Islanders-Minnesota Wild game on January 19, 2001. They were introduced by Nicholle's father, Gerry, who Mark knew from playing in a softball league.
Although the Islanders lost the game 3-2, that night remains a cherished memory for Mark.
In June 2014, Nicholle shared pictures of their wedding on Facebook to commemorate their 10th wedding anniversary. Today, Nicholle, Mark, their two children, and their charming wiener dog Guinness reside in Orono.
Nicholle Is a Wine Expert
Nicholle Parrish is an independent wine ambassador at Boisset Collection. The family-owned wine company was founded in April 2016.
Parrish hails from Minneapolis, Minnesota, a vibrant city located in the United States. She pursued higher education at the prestigious University of Minnesota, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in Broadcast Journalism.
While at the university, she was an active Pi Beta Phi sorority member and served as a Campus Ambassador, per her LinkedIn page.
In addition to her academic pursuits, Parrish has demonstrated a keen interest in wine and spirits, earning her Wine & Spirit Education Trust certification and completing the WSET 2 program in February of 2021.
Moreover, Parrish's lifelong ardor for classical ballet dance and her former stint as a Minnesota Vikings cheerleader organically lured her towards the workouts proffered at the barre.
Nicholle's steadfast dedication to fitness and health has always been her topmost priority, and she is overjoyed to have added a barre instructor to her already awe-inspiring resume.
Nicholle showcases her culinary flair in the kitchen when she's not ensconced in the barre's exhilarating routines or devising her next stimulating class.
Being a self-proclaimed foodie, she relishes the opportunity to bask in the ambiance of palatable delicacies, exquisite wine, and the congenial company of her loved ones.
Nicholle Turnberg Children
Former NHL star Mark shares two kids named Gianna and Turner Parrish with Nicholle.
The couple welcomed their firstborn, Gianna Parrish on September 6, 2008, while their secondborn Turner was born in 2010.
Their daughter, Gianna, has taken up hockey and has been part of the Orono-Westonka Girls Hockey team since 2020.
Nicholle frequently shares pictures of her children on her Instagram page, celebrating holidays, vacations, and national son's and Daughter's day.
Likewise, Nicholle, having grown up in a family with mostly female members, had no prior experience raising a son until she had one of her own.
Nicholle Turnberg Family Life
Nicholle Turnberg family includes her parents Gerry Turnberg and Judy Turnberg. Nicholle grew up in Robbindale Minnesota with sister Jillian Turnberg.
Her father Gerry was a consistent four-year starter at center on the Dragon offensive line from 1969 to 1972. He was also voted as the Most Valuable Freshman in the year 1969.
Furthermore, his remarkable achievements in athletics earned him a place in the MSU Moorhead Athletics Hall of Fame in 1998.
Gerry studied for his Bachelor's degree at Minnesota State University Moorhead and also attended North Hennepin Community College. He graduated from Robbinsdale High School.
Nicholle has an uncle named Gary Turnberg, who was a former teacher and coach at Dawson-Boyd Public Schools and also taught at Franklin Junior High School.
She also has an aunt named Carol McFarlane, who is married to Tom McFarlane. Her grandparents, Marilyn Turnberg and Dean Turnberg, were married in 1953. Unfortunately, her grandmother, who was a native of Anoka, passed away at the age of 94 on February 20, 2023.
Additionally, Nicholle has a sister named Jillian Anderson, who is married to Eric Anderson, and they have a child named Dean Anderson.
On the other hand, Mark's parents, Gene Parrish and Barbara Schivone Parrish tied the knot in December 1970.
Mark's older brother, Geno, represented the United States in roller hockey competitions in 2004. Geno also played in the UHL and participated in an Islanders' summer mini-camp.