Nathan was born and raised in Spring Lake, Michigan. For his undergraduate education he attended the University of Michigan where he earned a bachelor’s in biology and a secondary teaching certification. After working for a year and a half in the STEM industry, he began working towards his MBA at Grand Valley and working as a graduate assistant for the management department. During this time he spent a year working as an intern with the City of Grand Rapids, Office of Energy and Sustainability, doing research related to green fleet and management best practices as well as alternative energy. Now that he is finishing up his MBA he is actively searching for a job where he can utilize his knowledge and skills related to business development, management and sustainability.