Nat and Beezwax were drawn together by a shared love of team collaboration, and progressive attitudes towards work and work-life balance. He cites the respect that Beezwax has for the work of development team members and their clients, as a main attraction.
A native of Boston, Nat came west to study Marine Biology at UC Santa Cruz. He started his programming career building systems to run the labs at a biotechnology firm based in Silicon Valley, integrating systems between multiple departments worldwide. He then spent four years maintaining FileMaker custom apps for a seafood sustainability non-profit in Santa Cruz. There he combined his skill set with his love of the oceans, supporting a 3-fold increase in clients as he scaled them from using Excel sheets to a fully-integrated web data collection and reporting system.
Nat is a FileMaker Certified Developer, up to FileMaker 17.
Outside of work, Nat is an avid pro football fan and a member of the local community theater scene in Santa Cruz. His highlights include roles in Julius Caesar, and Death of a Salesman, and co-writing and directing a full length production at Mountain Community Theater.