Nate is an acupuncturist and herbalist who has been in practice for 15 years. He graduated with his Masters in Oriental Medicine from East-West College of Natural Medicine in 2003. After graduating he started a practice in Sarasota, FL and eventually taught at East-West College of Natural Medicine until 2011 when he moved to Colorado where he began working for the Colorado School of Traditional Chinese Medicine in Denver, CO, teaching in classroom and supervising the student clinic. Subsequently, he began working at Southwest Acupuncture College in Boulder, CO as an associate professor teaching acupuncture and traditional Chinese plant medicine along with supervising in the student clinic. In addition to working for acupuncture schools, he directs Shuhari Health Works, an outlet for practicing acupuncture and teaching workshops in the use of Distal Acupuncture Method and herbal medicine.
In the fall of 2016, he founded the American Institute of Integrative Herbalism (AIIH), a non-profit organization dedicated to teaching the use of North American medicinal plants within the context of Chinese medicine, focusing on plants in the Colorado region. In that same year, he published a field guide for medicinal plants found in Colorado and surrounding areas.
In the fall of 2017 Nate began the Doctor of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine program at the American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine and expects to graduate in May of 2018. After graduation he will dedicate more time to practicing acupuncture and Chinese medicine as well as teaching at AIIH and in workshops.
Nate is also a teacher of martial arts. He has been training for 27 years and teaches Shuri-Ryu Karate-Do through which he has attained the rank of Godan (5th Degree) and earned the title of Shihan. He also trains (17 years) and teaches Chen Taijiquan. He travels to North Carolina to teach and train at the Shuri-Te International Conference (April) and the Shuri-Te Advanced Training hosted by Kyoshi Troy Price and the Shuri-Te Bujutsu-Kai.