Nathan is the Director of the Mountain Area Workforce Development Board with Land of Sky Regional Council serving Buncombe, Henderson, Madison and Transylvania Counties. Prior to this role he was a Business Services Representative for the North Carolina Department of Commerce. Nathan served in the NC General Assembly representing House District 115 from 2013 to 2014 and as Chairman of the Buncombe County Board of Commissioners from 2000 to 2008. Nathan grew up in Fairview in Buncombe County; he is a graduate of AC Reynolds High School, UNC Asheville, and the University of Tennessee College of Law. He is a member of the NC State Bar, trustee at the NC School of Science and Math, NC Association of Workforce Development Boards (NCAWDB) executive committee member, member of the US Department of Agriculture NC Farm Service Agency State Committee and a member of the First Step Farm Board. Nathan is married to Robin, and they live on the family dairy farm.