Coach Nate started skiing when he was six years old at Hyland Hills on a Cub Scout Trip. Since learning how to ski he has worked as a Professional Ski Instructor of America at numerous ski areas including Hyland Hills, Spirit Mountain, Beaver Creek and Buck Hill. Nate attended the University of Minnesota Duluth and was part of UMD’s Alpine Ski Team. While skiing at UMD he was able to be a part of numerous USCSA National qualifying teams. Nate started coaching High School Skiing in college and has coached at three different High Schools since. Nate coached in Duluth from 2001 to 2007 and has been with Eden Prairie Alpine since the 2008-09 season. He also is a member of the Minnesota State High School Coaches Association and sits on the advisory panel to the MSHSL for Alpine Skiing. Nate also is a certified USSA Official and Coach.
Nate attributes his love of coaching to being able to work with great young people who want to push themselves on the hill. He loves the moments when a young athlete discovers a skill for the first time. Nate’s purpose as a coach is to inspire athletes to have a great work ethic, with the grit to be able to work through struggles and challenges all while being honest with themselves and others. All these things he believes will create universal respect for the sport and the environment in which we compete.
When Nate isn’t on the snow he works for the Minnesota Dept. of Natural Resources as a Park Ranger and Wildland Firefighter. He enjoys spending time with his family, going on outings with his son’s Boy Scout Troop, watching his son’s play baseball, umpiring baseball, camping, hiking, hunting, fishing, spending time on the lake and going to concerts with his wife. Nate also enjoys playing “old man” softball and cooking good BBQ on the smoker.