Nathan grew up in Southern California and attended Grossmont High School on the El Cajon/La Mesa border. In 2007 he headed off to a tiny liberal arts college in upstate New York to get a degree in social science and play lacrosse. All the lake effect snow and freezing temperatures sent him back to California in 2011. He returned to Southern California with a thirst for more learning and ended up at California State University, Long Beach where he worked towards a MA in American history and a teaching credential. As a way to pay the bills, Nathan roasted coffee for a local shop. Upon graduation he took a job teaching California history at his alma mater. After a jaunt through the professor life, Nathan took a job at Nathaniel Narbonne High School in Harbor City, Los Angeles, where he taught ethnic studies courses and coached Academic Decathlon. He is now stoked to be joining the HTM crew and looks forward to challenging himself and his students. Outside of work, Nathan loves to camp, hike, fly fish, surf, read, write, ride his bike, watch movies, sip coffee, and eat all the things. He is passionate about education, politics, personal growth, and community building. He loves to learn, makes plenty of mistakes, and believes firmly in the power of redos. You will often catch him lounging with his two dogs, Amelia and Mo, and laughing incessantly with his wife-to-be, Gabby.