Nate joined the United States Navy directly following September 11, 2001 full of patriotism and purpose. He wanted to achieve the honor of serving his country alongside America’s best, in the SEAL Teams. Nate spent nearly a decade in the United States Navy and deployed four times in support of the Global War on Terror. As a member of SEAL Team Three, he served two combat deployments, deploying to the violent, war torn Al Anbar province, Iraq in 2006 and 2008.
After returning from Iraq, Nate served as the lead instructor for VBSS, Vessel Boarding Search and Seizure, at Naval Special Warfare Group One Training Detachment, where he coordinated and delivered realistic and challenging special operations combat training to prepare SEAL units for deployment.
Directly following the Navy, Nate began a career in the fire service looking to achieve a similar level of teamwork, camaraderie, and leadership he valued in the SEAL Teams. As a Firefighter/Paramedic, Nate served his community for nearly eight years, directly impacting the lives of many. Always moving forward, he quickly sought out increased responsibility and served as an Acting Engineer and Acting Captain. Beyond daily operations, Nate established himself as the Student Firefighter Coordinator taking over the very program that kick-started his career in the fire service. Through this role he was able to educate, train, and mentor Student Firefighters on the realities of life in the fire service, helping to shape their futures and the future of the fire service itself.
Nate officially became an entrepreneur in late 2018 when he founded GreenFace LLC, an event company providing physical endurance challenges and tactical athletic competitions. Because Nate believes in giving back to those who have given up their freedoms, for the freedoms we share everyday in this great country, GreenFace supports associated charities and foundations through a special event, H4H. Currently, those charities include, America’s Mighty Warriors.
Drawn to the endless opportunities entrepreneurship has to offer, Nate founded a consulting company based around using his passions for purpose.