Nathan has a long time interest in college student development, substance use, pathological gambling and more recently positive psychology. Nathan completed his undergraduate education at Redeemer University College, graduate education at Central Michigan University and internship at the University of Michigan. Over the past ten years he has brought these interests and enthusiasm to the students and campus community at McMaster University. Nathan also volunteers his time in mental health advocacy locally, provincially, and nationally. Outside of work Nathan enjoys basketball, cycling, hiking, and canoeing. And his joy is complete parenting five lively children with his wife Carmen down by the bay in the North End of Hamilton.