Nathan was born in Cincinnati, Ohio. Growing up he spent countless days volunteering at the Cincinnati Museum Center developing a passion for nature. Nathan went on to graduate from Pikes Peak Zoo Keeping School in Colorado. While attending the college, he interned at Nature’s Educators Raptor Rehab working as a trainer and educator. After graduating, he went on to intern at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo. There he worked with hoofstock, primates, small mammals, and birds. Working at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo allowed him to gain a passion for both birds and training. Nathan joined NEI as a seasonal trainer in late 2018.
In early 2019, Nathan became a full-time trainer on the Winged Encounters team at NEI. He can’t wait to grow as a trainer and see where the future takes him with NEI.