Pacific Northwest Leader
Nate grew up in southern Illinois until he graduated high school in 2005 and enlisted in the Army. He served three tours, one in Iraq and two in Afghanistan, and was stationed at Fort Carson, Fort Riley, and Joint Base Lewis-McChord. Since leaving the Army in 2018, he moved to Bellingham, Washington. A lifelong outdoorsman, in 2015 Nate was trained in mountaineering and alpine climbing and enjoys spending time in the mountains hiking, backpacking, mountaineering, and backcountry skiing. He also enjoys alpine photography, taking photos of both the landscape and the people who recreate in it.