A native Oregonian from Corvallis, Nathan was born into a three-generation military family and has lived in Oregon, Washington State, California, Michigan, Rhode Island, Maine, Georgia, Tennessee, and Italy.
Nathan is a veteran (former Naval Officer), an Eagle Scout, and Acupuncturist. He is proud to have served his country in the Navy and continues to serve the American people in healthcare.
Nathan holds a National Board-Certification in Integrative Medicine and Acupuncture (NCCAOM 154326), an Oregon Acupuncture license (AC 164157), and a California Acupuncture license ( AC 15688). He is also a practitioner of Chinese medical massage (TuiNa) and Ashtanga Yoga.
Nathan earned his Doctor of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine from Oregon College of Oriental Medicine in Portland. He specialized in acupuncture treatments for addiction medicine, women’s health and clinical geriatrics.
Nathan earned his Masters of Science in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine from Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in San Diego, California. His focus was on acupuncture treatments for sports medicine and chronic pain conditions.
Nathan earned his Bachelors of Arts in English Literature and Social Change with focus on prison education reforms from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.
He is currently working towards a specialty masters in healthcare business statistics from Brigham Young University and Oregon Small Business Development Center.
Research interests include healthcare leadership, human microbiome, prion diseases, machine learning, neural networks and artificial intelligence.
Nathan served as a Naval Engineering Officer (prior to returning to graduate school) serving three duty stations: USS JOHN C. STENNIS CVN-74, USS CAMDEN AOE-2, and CNE-C6F Naples, Italy, in support of the Iraq, Afghanistan and Enduring/Iraqi Freedom operations.
When not busy treating patients, he loves to travel internationally to Turkey and Eastern Mediterranean countries, runs marathons (Big Sur International Marathon 4x Finisher), rock climbs, DJs for progressive and deep house music at home, practices Ashtanga Yoga, and can often be found enjoying a coffee with Erin at the Wandering Goat.
Nathan lived in Naples, Italy for two years and on Saturday nights, he and Erin can often be found sampling some of the fine Italian and Thai restaurants around Eugene and Portland.
Currently, Nathan and Erin live in Eugene with their two dogs, Bella and Chiara.