Nate grew up in the Southern California beach town of Encinitas with two dogs, a Border Collie named Tyler and a Cockapoo named Yoda. His friendship with Tyler and Yoda marked the beginning of a lifelong love for animals. He moved to New York in 2016 to pursue a jazz performance degree from CCNY. When he isn't caring for pets or playing music, Nate loves to read, check out live music, and ride his bike through the city. He has been looking after animals for over a decade and is happy to be making a positive contribution to pets’ lives in the Brooklyn area.