Hi, Nate here. I am a proud father of 4 and am married to my dream-come-true. I grew up amid potato farms and loved it, yet somehow found myself in DC multiple times as I decided grad school was fun enough to do twice. I am a passionate mathematician/statistician and have worked on fascinating projects including machine learning (who hasn't done that nowadays?), cryptography, ethical hacking, quantum computing and cryptocurrencies. But while I love working on hard problems, I learned an important truth about myself: a desk job isn't my thing.
My wife joked that I should apply to be an overqualified bicycle tour guide in Italy, where we had lived for some time. It shouldn't have surprised her when I did. Not long earlier I had returned from a 3 week bicycle trip with a buddy where we followed the Rhine river from its head in Switzerland to its end at the North Sea in the Netherlands. We were too cheap for hotels and too adventurous for silly things like maps. Living "homeless" but with a destination proved to be an action-packed adventure full of memorable experiences: from nearly dying in Switzerland to sleeping in a brothel while lost and hypothermic.
I collect slide rules and my favorite game is Go; I wish I had opportunities to play it more (why does everyone want to play Chess with me?). When I grow up I want to live on a catamaran, to be a free-diver and an astronaut and to drive a jeep so my oldest son will think I'm cool.