Nate earned his BFA with distinction in Glass from The Ohio State University in 2008. In 2013, he was awarded a University Fellowship to pursue a Master of Fine Arts degree at Temple University's Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia, PA.
Nate spent four years as the Studio Supervisor and Technician for Sherman Studio Art Center at Ohio State, where he also taught glass classes and sculpture techniques as a Visiting Lecturer in the Department of Art. He has been a teaching assistant for workshops at Pilchuck Glass School, Eugene Glass School, and Oxbow Summer School of Art. Nate has been awarded scholarships to attend Penland School of Crafts and Haystack Mountain School of Crafts. He has worked as a staff member at Pilchuck Glass School and served on the Board of Trustees for Glass Axis Non Profit Art Studio and Gallery in Columbus, Ohio.
His artwork is exhibited in juried and invitational shows throughout the United States, and he has received awards for his work from the Glass Art Society, the College of Arts and Sciences at Ohio State University, and Temple University.