Nate graduated from Miami University (Ohio) with a B.S. in Sport and Health Studies and earned an M.Ed. in School Counseling at Montana State University. After working in collegiate athletic departments at Miami University, Montana State University and Northwestern University, Nate began a career in K-12 education. Nate was a school counselor at Belgrade High School for four years and also coached track and golf as well as served as faculty advisor for the broadcasting club. Nate and his wife Julia have two boys (Jack and James) and he enjoys spending his free time playing golf and hockey.