Hey y’all, I’m Nate! I’ve been building websites and web applications for people, non-profits, embassies, and businesses since 2012. I’ve mostly used WordPress for my clients, but I’ve also started using other tools like Laravel and Gatsby more recently to give folks the best experience possible. I really love doing this. It’s the perfect mix of problem solving, helping people, and life-long learning I call this the Trifecta of Goodness!
While I’ve mostly freelanced, working through platforms like toptal and Codeable, as well as a brief stint as a web engineer with 10up, I’m now VP of Development at The Digital Ring, a digital marketing agency based in Madison, Wisconsin. I split my time between slinging code, contributing in meetings, and developing our developers. I’m incredibly proud to work for this company. I’d previously sworn off working in an office, but the people I work with are some of the best folks on the planet!
I’m an avid learner and have made a habit of collecting masters degrees. I have three: a masters of business administration, a masters of divinity, and a masters in citizenship and human rights: ethics and politics, which I got while living in Barcelona, Spain.
My wife and I got married in 2010. We love traveling. I’ve been to six continents (not Antartica… yet!), lived on four, most recently in South Korea from 2012 to 2017. I speak Spanish and I’m varying degrees of conversational in a couple other languages. I love cooking and trying new recipes. My wife and two daughters (3 years old and 8 months old), friends, food, coffee, and smoking meats (or tofu!) are basically my favorite activities outside of work.
Ask Me Anything! Maybe something like…
- What was the biggest culture shock of your life?
- What was the tastiest or most interesting thing you’ve cooked recently?
- What’s the best way to see a new city/town?
- How do you think the tech culture in Madison is different from other cities?