My name is Nathan. I grew up in Pittsburgh, PA, went to college in Bloomington, IN, spent a semester abroad in Christchurch, New Zealand, and have lived in Brooklyn since 2007. I am a writer and a writing teacher and tutor. In my spare time I run ultramarathons, play classical piano, and spend time with friends and family. I love being in the outdoors and exploring new cities. I have traveled to 35 states (I think) and 8 countries. These days I do most of my traveling with my wonderful wife, Masha.