Nathan was born and raised in the Triangle, where his family and church began to teach him of the depth of God's heart for the nations. In 2011, he graduated with a BS in Communication and a minor in Philosophy at Appalachian State University. While at App, he joined mission trips to Kenya, Burkina Faso, and El Salvador. Nathan loves to play any instrument he gets his hands on (though he has not yet conquered the piano). He also loves basketball, math, teaching English, hanging out with refugees, and playing with his infinitely adorable niece.