J. J. Pickle Program Coordinator
Nathaniel was born and raised in Childersburg, Alabama as both a pastor’s kid and grandkid until moving to Anthony, Texas in 2010; a small town outside of El Paso, Texas where he calls home. It was there that he discovered his passion for working with youth being a teen ambassador for a state-wide program. During this time, he was able to train, engage, and empower other students across the state of Texas in a variety of subjects.
Nathaniel moved to Austin in 2015 for college, where he attended and graduated from Concordia University Texas with a Bachelor of Arts in Multidisciplinary Studies in Education and Fine Arts. He held many roles in education from consulting youth advisory boards, being a life and leadership peer leader, and substitute teaching. It was also here that he also found a passion for music ministry. He is dedicated to living as Christ did, by loving and serving others, and is excited to bring that mission to Side by Side Kids!
In his free time, Nathaniel likes to walk on nature trails, try new BBQ spots in town, and watch or participate in music/theatre opportunities that come up!