Also known as "Brenda" Nancy grew up with a wealthy family in Malibu. She and her brother often enjoyed surfing. While surfing at the age of 16 she met some older girls who lived in a commune with a older man who the girls spoke so well of that Nancy convinced the girls to introduce her to him. This man of course was Charles Manson. She immediately took a liking to him and ran away from home to join him and his Family.
Nancy became one of Charlie's most loyal followers. It is believed that she knew about the Tate murders and even went back to the scene with Charlie to inspect the crime scene.
Nancy was arrested with the rest of the Family during the Barker Ranch raid and upon questioning remained loyal to the Family and maintained that she knew nothing about the murders. Upon her release from jail she and other Manson Girls would have daily vigils set up down by the Court House to support Charlie, Patricia, Susan and Leslie.
Following the Tate/LaBianca trials Nancy lived with Sandy Good and Squeaky for a short period of time. Later, she drifted in with the Aryan Brotherhood and moved in a house with several members. Two housemates, James and Lauren Willett, were murdered by other members who lived there. Nancy was convicted of being an accessory after the fact to Lauren Willett's murder. She spent 18 months in prison and married one of the conspirators. They later divorced and she moved to the Pacific Northwest with her children and changed her name. She renounced Charlie and keeps a low profile, keeping her children from any fallout from her past.