Hometown: Rochester, NY
Bio: While originally from western New York, it only took a few months for Nate to grow fond of the Philadelphia area. He graduated in 2008 with a BA in communications and a year and a half of college newspaper experience under his belt. After an internship at City Paper, a brief stint at a now-defunct local and a slew of freelancing gigs, He landed a job with Patch and served as the Local Editor for Montville Patch in northern New Jersey. When there was a chance to come back to area and start a new site, Nate jumped at it, and now he looks forward to working for the people of Montgomery county.
Outside of journalism, Nate is an avid fan of the Buffalo Bills and the Philadelphia 76ers, rock 'n' roll music with big guitars (think Thin Lizzy, The Replacements, Drive-By Truckers and The Hold Steady), well-made graphic novels (The Watchmen, DMZ) and dumb comedies. If you him me in a bar, talk to him about the short story Pet Milk and he'll buy you a beer.
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Politics: While I am a registered Democrat, I have become increasingly disillusioned with partisan politics and tend to follow my instincts over party lines. Until I find a candidate with a consistent stance on life (i.e.: pro-life and anti-death penalty), my vote is up for grabs.
Religion: I was raised Catholic, but I am no longer practicing. That is not to say I think poorly of religion, but rather that I am open to a wide variety of ideas on the matter.