Nathan joined the Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation (CSF) Marketing and Communications Team (MARCOMM) in January of 2022 as the Senior Coordinator, Policy and Communications. As part of the MARCOMM team, Nathan works to promote CSF’s policy work through various communications channels to the media, conservation partners, and the public.
Nathan is a Virginian who developed a passion for the outdoors through internships with the Forest Service and the Bureau of Land Management in Idaho and Alaska. In 2015 and 2017 he worked with Trail and Ranger Crews in Idaho’s Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness, the largest Wilderness Area in the lower 48. In 2016, he worked on the Iditarod National Historic Trail, a 2300-mile winter trail that hosts the world-famous sled dog race of the same name.
In 2016, Nathan received his B.S. in Communications with a concentration in Journalism and a History Minor from Radford University. In 2018, Nathan received his M.A. in Political Science with a concentration in Environmental Policy from Appalachian State University. At ASU, Nathan focused on issues surrounding public land management and natural resources.
Following grad school, Nathan worked in the Healthcare Non-Profit sphere as a Government Relations Manager for Patient Services Inc. In this capacity he advocated on the behalf of chronically ill patients, developed grassroots campaigns, and was part of successful efforts to pass legislation in Kentucky and Virginia.
Nathan enjoys a variety of outdoor recreation opportunities, particularly: fly fishing, cycling, and photography.
Your opinion counts
Studies conducted at both the state and federal level have found that the number of hunters and trappers have been on a generally declining trend over the past several decades. To increase recruitment, retention, and reactivation (R3) of hunters and trappers, which initiative do you think would have the greatest impact?Vote Here
- Increase the number of states with discounted license tailored to specific groups. (5.90%)
- Increase access to public lands. (24.89%)
- Provide more information for new participants. (3.97%)
- Provide hands on opportunities to improve skills and knowledge. (13.10%)
- Engage youth through hunter and conservation programs in schools. (43.08%)
- I feel we have enough sportsmen and women and do not believe R3 programs are necessary. (9.06%)