Nate is a 1995 graduate of Lindenwood University, where he earned a Bachelor of Human Services and Athletic Training while also competing in Track and Field. He continued his studies at UM-St. Louis to earn a Master of Education.
His credentials include an internship with the St. Louis Rams athletic training and strength and conditioning program, working at the US Olympic Training Center in San Diego, CA., athletic training with professional teams including the St. Louis Steamers, St. Louis Quest, and RiverCity Rascals.
He has been the athletic training program director for Excel since 2001. Nate is a certified strength and conditioning specialist (CSCS) and a basic level Emergency Medical Technician (EMT.)