Nathan was born and raised in Trail BC, and played Smoke Eater minor hockey. He has been involved in business ventures his entire life, which led him to securing independent financing for his first entrepreneurial opportunity as a teenager. At 13, he became the youngest John Deere equipment owner in Canada.
While continuing his business operations, Nathan attended the University of Alberta School of Business, graduating with a Bachelor of Commerce. He has been involved in various industries over the past 20 years including marketing, law enforcement, mining, hospitality, tourism, and business consulting.
Recently, this included 8 years with the World-acclaimed Rocky Mountaineer. Nathan attained his Masters of Business Administration from the University of British Columbia in 2015. He has also been an assistant coach with the Hollyburn Midget A1 team for the past four seasons, helping lead them to two Final Four appearances and a BC Provincial Championship appearance in 2014.