Nate grew up in Maine hiking, avoiding mosquitoes, and eating peanut butter and jellies at the beach. He played basketball and soccer in high school and enjoyed climbing the various rocky and evergreen-covered mountains of Northern Maine. After high-school, he moved to Milwaukee, Wisconsin where he attended University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and received his BFA in Music Performance in finger-style guitar.
Through his schooling, he had the opportunity to study guitar in Italy with world-renowned guitarist Pino Forastiere. He returned home with blisters on his fingertips and a new appreciation for a slower, more thoughtful approach to daily life.
Nate returned to Maine for a few months, where he worked a desk job, quit and decided he wanted to work outside. Since then, he has been working with at-risk youth and youth with disabilities in the outdoor world. Working for Elements is pretty much his dream come alive as he gets to live and work in a place that inspires growth and change within clients and himself.
He loves to climb, backpack, and watch Chelsea FC dominate the English Premier League. He hopes to start performing again on his off-shifts and explore the western half of the country while doing so.