Nate hails from the scenic shores of coastal Connecticut. Growing up along the Connecticut River instilled a passion for outdoor experiences. Kayaking, hiking and exploring along the Connecticut River valley and the Appalachian hillsides served to nurture that love.
Last summer Nate walked away from his daily routines and the monotony he had come to know in the nine to five working world. With a backpack and a handful of faith he stepped onto the Appalachian Trail in Amicalola Falls State Park, Georgia and methodically walked towards Maine. A little over six months and 2000 miles later he arrived at Mount Katahdin, Maine with an empty bank account and the memory of a half year lived without regrets, lived intentionally, and in the moment.
His passions include long distance hiking, travelling, learning new ideas, expressive visual art and the live music experience, as well as forming rich networks of connections with the communities that have grown out of these pursuits. He hopes this summer will provide an opportunity to grow individually- building character, increasing his skill set, being more receptive to the truths others have grasped, and growing toward a fuller understanding of the humility, love, and patience a life lived on the fly with five other people can bestow. He hopes to parlay this love of the outdoors into a career based in experiential education.