Nathan is a 40 year old Goodyear resident who was born in Olympia, Washington, where he attended Tumwater High School and excelled in athletics. After graduating in 1996, Nathan attended a private Christian college in Kirkland, Washington, called Northwest University. It was here he studied subject matter that challenged his belief system and broadened his horizons. In 2003, he graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in English and a concentration in Literature, intending to pursue a career in education. A few years later, Nathan decided to focus his efforts on public policy after a major US technology company tried to fire his best friend who had become sick and was forced to undergo a heart transplant. Having worked multiple Legislative Sessions for the Washington State and Arizona Legislatures, this was a natural and logical transition for him to make.
Nathan was raised in a religious family and was taught traditional Christian values. He is drawn to public service, because he feels that it is his mission to help vulnerable communities and people in need who are often unable to protect or defend themselves from being exploited and abused. He has volunteered in soup kitchens where he helped feed the homeless, participated in Master’s Commission: a Christian discipleship program, and has spent over 10 years volunteering in his community, helping the homeless, working with the Olympia Police Department, and mentoring young student athletes.
His family has owned property in Yuma, Arizona, since 1992 and in 2010 they purchased a home in the City of Goodyear. At this time, Nathan was working at Sky Harbor International Airport for the Transportation Security Administration. Three years later, Nathan was offered a position at the Arizona House of Representatives where he worked as a Legislative Assistant for Senator Lisa Otondo and former Representative Juan Carlos (JC) Escamilla. The following year, Nathan was asked to work for incoming Freshman Legislators, Representatives Richard Andrade and Cece Velasquez. While at the House of Representatives, he learned an extensive amount about Arizona’s politics and became astutely aware of the need for better representation in the Legislature.
In 2016, Nathan was accepted into the City of Goodyear Leadership Enrichment and Development academy. He used this opportunity to meet with city officials, learn about the inner workings of city government, and discuss ways to improve public services. It was also at this time that Nathan decided to run for the State House in legislative district 13 where he hopes his affable, empathetic, and rational personality will help him pass legislation that improves the lives of all Arizonans, not just a select few.