Professor Nate is a Northern Colorado native who grew up wrestling and participating in different martial arts. He took his first Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu class in 2010 from Professors Finnie and Tessa McMahon and instantly fell in love with the gentle art. Nate really enjoys the no-gi submission only side of the art and likes studying legends like John Danaher. When he isn’t on the mat you can find Nate working as a rescue helicopter flight nurse, running a half marathon, road biking or working the heavy bag and Muay Thai kickboxing pads. Nate was awarded his black belt in August 2019.