Nate is an award winning, nationally recognized public speaker whose talks have been requested by government agencies, high schools and universities, small non-profits and large organizations. Mixing his personal experiences as a transgender man living and working with unseen disability with a broader discussion of the layers of identity and social equality, Nate's talks can be tailored for audiences ranging from youth to healthcare professionals to law enforcement/corrections. If you or your organization would like to hear Nate speak or lecture, let us know. We'd love to hear from you. 

TrainingS, Lectures, and Other Talks:

  • 3/23/19: University of Southern California School of Social Work – Los Angeles, CA
    Guest Lecturer: Working with Substance Abuse 

  • 3/22/19: Minnesota Social Service Association Annual Conference – Minneapolis, MN
    Session Presenter: “Thriving with Layered Identity: Mental Health and Suicide in the LGBTQ Community”

  • 3/20/19: Minnesota Social Service Association Annual Conference – Minneapolis, MN

    Session Presenter: “Outside the Box: Diversity, Language, and Barriers Facing the Transgender Population”

  • 3/7/19: University of Southern California School of Social Work – Los Angeles, CA
    Remote Instructor: Working with Youth and Adolescents

  • 2/28/19: Washington County Law Enforcement and Corrections Officers – Stillwater, MN
    Crisis Intervention Training Session Instructor on Serving the Transgender Community

  • 2/26/19: Carleton College – Northfield, MN
    Guest Speaker for Psychology Course

  • 9/18-11/18: St. Paul Police Department – St. Paul, MN
    Policy Consultant and Trainer for Transgender and GNC Policy In-service Sessions

  • 10/25/18: Washington County Law Enforcement and Corrections Officers – Stillwater, MN
    Crisis Intervention Training Session Instructor on Serving the Transgender Community

  • 10/19/18: University of Southern California School of Social Work – Los Angeles, CA
    Guest Lecturer for Intro to Social Work Classes

  • 10/18/18: University of Southern California School of Social Work – Los Angeles, CA
    Guest Lecturer for Substance Abuse Disorders Classes

  • 10/17/18: Transitions Mental Health Association - San Luis Obispo, CA
    Keynote Speaker for Suicide Prevention Forum

  • 8/22/18: St. Mary’s University – Minneapolis, MN
    Guest Speaker for LGBT Issues in Society Course

  • 5/22/18: Ramsey County Correctional Facility – St. Paul, MN
    Crisis Intervention Training Session Instructor on Serving the Transgender Community

  • 5/18/18: New Beginnings Alternative School – Chaska, MN
    Invited Speaker for At Risk Youth

  • 5/15/18: Carleton College Psychology Department – Northfield, MN
    Guest Speaker for Psychopathology Course

  • 5/10/18: Minnesota Law Enforcement and Corrections Officers – Washington County, MN
    Crisis Intervention Training Session Instructor on Serving the Transgender Community

  • 4/25/18: St. Mary’s University – Minneapolis, MN
    Guest Speaker for LGBT Issues in Society Course

  • 3/29/18: Anoka Ramsey Community College – Coon Rapids, MN
    Campus Guest Speaker on LGBT and Mental Health Challenges

  • 3/13/18: Minnesota Law Enforcement and Corrections Officers – Washington County, MN
    Crisis Intervention Training Session Instructor on on Serving the Transgender Community

  • 1/18/18: University of Southern California School of Social Work – Los Angeles, CA
    Guest Lecturer for Substance Abuse Disorders Classes

  • 1/10/18: Wisconsin Law Enforcement and Corrections Officers – Hudson, WI
    Crisis Intervention Training Session Instructor on Transgender Issues

  • 11/15/17: Police Executive Research Forum (PERF) National training – St. Paul, MN
    Guest Speaker for ICAT (Integrating Communications, Assessment, and Tactics) training

  • 11/10/17: University of Southern California School of Social Work- Los Angeles, CA
    Guest Lecturer for Crisis Intervention and Brief Therapeutic Strategies Course

  • 10/24/17: Washington County Law Enforcement Officers and Jail Staff – Stillwater, MN
    Crisis Intervention Training Session Instructor on Transgender Issues

  • 10/18/17: St. Mary’s University – Minneapolis, MN
    Guest speaker on LGBT issues in society

  • 10/12/17: North Metro PFLAG and MN Transgender Alliance – Anoka, MN
    Keynote speaker for PLFAG and MN Transgender Alliance Special Event for Parents of and LGBT youth

  • 9/13/17: Minnesota Police and Corrections Officers – St. Croix County, MN
    Crisis Intervention Training Session Instructor on Transgender Issues

  • 6/23/17: University of Southern California School of Social Work – Los Angeles, CA
    Guest Lecturer on Crisis Intervention and Brief Therapeutic Strategies

  • 6/14/17: World Elder Abuse Awareness Day Conference – Brooklyn Center, MN
    Breakout session co-presenter for Training to Serve

  • 5/18/17: Minnesota Corrections Officers – Stillwater, MN
    Crisis Intervention Training Instructor for Transgender Issues

  • 5/8/17: Wisconsin Jail Healthcare Nursing Conference – Wisconsin Dells, WI
    Breakout session presenter on Transgender Issues and Layered Identity

  • 5/12/17: New Beginnings Alternative School – Chaska, MN
    Invited Speaker for At Risk Youth

  • 4/18/17: Century College – White Bear Lake, MN
    Keynote Speaker for Campus Wide Event on Gender and Diversity

  • 4/4/17: Minnesota Hospice and Palliative Care Conference – Bloomington, MN
    Breakout session co-presenter for Training to Serve

  • 3/29/17: Century College – White Bear Lake, MN
    Panel Member for session on Invisible Disability and Mental Illness

  • 3/15/17: Minnesota Law Enforcement and Corrections Officers – Washington County, MN
    Crisis Intervention Training Instructor for Transgender Issues

  • 2/9/17: Minnesota Corrections Officers – Stillwater, MN
    Crisis Intervention Training Instructor for Transgender Issues

  • 1/11/17: Western Wisconsin Law Enforcement and Corrections Officers – Hudson, WI
    Crisis Intervention Training Instructor for Transgender Issues

  • 11/16/16: Care Providers Annual Healthcare Conference - Bloomington, MN
    Breakout session co-presenter for Training to Serve

  • 11/13/16: LAGPA Conference, Antioch University - Los Angeles, CA
    Breakout session presenter: "From Suicide to Finish Lines: Living Transgender with Bipolar and Neurological Illness"

  • 11/10/16: Dakota County Mental Health Summit - Lakeville, MN
    Keynote Panel Speaker

  • 11/4/16: Minnesota Therapeutic Recreation Conference - Bloomington, MN
    Breakout session presenter

  • 10/24/16: Hennepin County Government Center Employees - Minneapolis, MN
    Diversity and Inclusion Guest Speaker

  • 10/12/16: Minneapolis Community and Technical College, Minneapolis, MN
    MCTC “Coming Out” Week Speaker

  • 9/30/2016: University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago IL
    LGBTQ Suicide Prevention Special Event Speaker: "Survivor's Story: Transgender Mental Health, Suicide, and the Complexities of Intersectional Identity"

  • 8/31/16: Minnesota Association of Community Mental Health Programs Annual Conference
    Breakout session presenter

  • 6/6/16: University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago IL
    Invited speaker for Pride Month LGBTQ event

  • 6/6/16: Edward Hines Jr. VA Hospital
    Invited Presenter for Pride Month LGBTQ event

  • 3/19/16: 2016 Meeting of the Minds Alzheimer’s Association Conference
    Featured Panel Member (with Barbara Satin): Transgender, Aging and Dementia

  • 11/19/15: Out and Sober Minnesota – Minneapolis, MN
    Featured Panel Speaker on Transgender Health and Recovery

  • 11/7/15: National Alliance on Mental Illness State Conference – St. Paul, MN
    Program Volunteer of the Year Award Recipient and Closing Keynote Panel Speaker

  • 10/6/15: Minnesota Youth Worker's Conference, St. Cloud, MN
    Breakout Session Presentation: Survivor's Story: Transgender Issues, Mental Health and the Vulnerability of Adolescence

  • University of Minnesota School of Occupational Therapy, Twin Cities
    Invited guest lecturer for the topic of diversity in healthcare.

  • PRIDE Institute, Eden Prairie, MN
    Guest speaker for residential inpatients at an LGBT MI/CD facility.

  • Cretin-Derham Hall, St. Paul, MN
    Guest speaker for mental health awareness week.

  • University of Minnesota Medical School, Twin Cities
    Guest Lecturer/Supplemental Instructor for the Substance Use Disorders 1 &2 courses.

  • Carleton College, St. Olaf, MN
    Guest lecturer for Psychopathology course.

  • Augsburg College, Minneapolis, MN
    Guest lecturer for the Chemical Dependency Education course.

  • South High School, Minneapolis, MN
    Guest speaker for the Silver Ribbon Campaign.

 

Presentations FOR the National Alliance on Mental Illness:

2/28/19: Zion Lutheran Church - Minneapolis, MN
12/10/18: CIT Training for Police and Corrections Officers – Lino Lakes, MN
12/6/18: CIT Training for Police, Fire, and First Responders - Mankato, MN
12/5/18: CIT Training for Police, Fire, and First Responders - Mankato, MN
12/3/18: CIT Training for Police and Corrections Officers – Elk River, MN
11/28/18: St. Catherine's University; Nursing Students - Minneapolis, MN
11/26/18: CIT Training for Law Enforcement - Maple Grove, MN
11/18/18: Nativity Lutheran Church - St. Anthony, MN
11/15/18: Prescott School District - Prescott, WI
11/14/18: Stuart Co. Housing Corporation - St. Paul, MN
11/5/18: CIT Training for Police and Corrections – Stillwater MCF, Bayport, MN
10/11/18: Minnesota Occupational Therapy Association Conference - St. Cloud, MN
9/20/18:  Minnesota Social Service Association NW Annual Conference - Fergus Falls, MN
9/10/18:  Crown College - Health Educators - St. Bonifacius, MN
9/6/18:    CIT Training for Law Enforcement - Edina, MN
8/27/18:  CIT Training for Law Enforcement and Corrections Officers - Bemidji, MN
8/13/18:  CIT Training for Law Enforcement - Plymouth, MN
7/27/18:  Huss Center for Recovery - Minneapolis, MN
6/4/18:    CIT Training for Police and Corrections – Jordan, MN
5/24/18:  Pope County Mental Health LAC – Glenwood, MN
5/21/18: CIT Training for Law Enforcement – Maple Grove, MN
5/16/18: CIT Training for Police and Corrections – Stillwater MCF, Bayport, MN
5/14/18: CIT Training for Police and Corrections - Jordan, MN
5/08/18: CIT Training for Police and Corrections – Elk River, MN
4/30/18: CIT Training for Law Enforcement – Edina, MN
4/23/18: CIT Training for Law Enforcement –Brooklyn Park, MN
4/17/18: Hennepin County Employees – Minneapolis, MN
3/12/18: CIT Training for Police and Corrections Officers – Maple Grove, MN
3/1/18:   CIT Training for St. Paul Police Department – St. Paul, MN
2/14/18: Hamline University Criminal Justice Class – St. Paul, MN
1/08/18:   CIT Training for St. Paul Police Department – St. Paul, MN
11/06/17: CIT Training for Area Law Enforcement – Jordan, MN
10/30/17: CIT Training for Minneapolis Police Officers – Minneapolis, MN
10/19/17: CIT Training for Police Chiefs of Minnesota – Camp Ripley, Little Falls, MN
10/16/17: CIT Training for Area Law Enforcement – Sauk Rapids, MN
10/11/17: CIT Training for MN Department of Corrections – Rush City, MN
10/5/17: Minnesota Department of Health Employees – St. Paul, MN
9/14/17: Washington County Public Works Employees – Lake Elmo, MN
8/24/17: CIT Training for Minneapolis Police Officers – Minneapolis, MN
7/5/17:   Andrew Residence – Minneapolis, MN
6/29/17: Metropolitan State University – St. Paul, MN
6/6/17: Medica Insurance Company Corporate Office – Minnetonka, MN
6/5/17: CIT Training for Area Law Enforcement – Concordia College, Moorhead, MN
6/1/17: Andersen Corporation HR and Corporate Executives – Oak Park Heights, MN
5/24/17: Carver County Community Adult Mental Health Event – Chaska, MN
5/16/17: Latitudes LGBT Chemical Dependency Treatment Center – St. Paul , MN
5/15/17: CIT Training for Law Enforcement – Stillwater Prison, Bayport, MN
4/20/17: CIT Training for St. Paul Police Officers – Eagan, MN
4/6/17: MN Association of Senior Services Conference – St. Cloud, MN
3/6/17: Lake and Pines CAC (Family Educators) – Mora, MN
1/15/17: People Incorporated, Anchor House - Minneapolis, MN
1/10/17: Minneapolis Public Housing Authority and VOA-MN Employees, Minneapolis, MN
11/21/16: FamilyMeans – Stillwater, MN
11/18/16: New Beginnings – Chaska, MN
10/18/16: MN Department of Human Services Employees – St. Paul, MN
10/3/16: CIT Training for Corrections Officers – Stillwater Prison, Bayport, MN
9/27/16: CIT Training at Forest Lake Police Department - Forest Lake, MN
9/23/16: Huss Center for Recovery – Minneapolis, MN
8/31/16: MACHP Community Mental Health Conference – St. Paul, MN
7/19/16: Latitudes LGBT Chemical Dependency Treatment Center – St. Paul , MN
5/18/16: Minneapolis Community and Technical College, TRIO Program - St. Paul, MN
5/16/16: Faribault Minnesota Correctional Facility Inmates – Faribault, MN
5/16/16: CIT (Crisis Intervention Team) Training for Correctional Officers  – MCF at Stillwater, Bayport, MN
4/7/16: CIT (Crisis Intervention Team) Training for City of Burnsville Police Officers – Burnsville, MN
3/28/16: CIT (Crisis Intervention Team) Training for City of Minneapolis Police Officers – Minneapolis, MN
3/16/16: City of Eden Prairie DHS Employees – Eden Prairie, MN
3/14/16: CIT (Crisis Intervention Team) Training for City of Minneapolis Police Officers – Minneapolis, MN
2/22/16: CIT (Crisis Intervention Team) Training for Correctional Officers  – MCF at Stillwater, Bayport, MN
2/19/16: Nicollet Towers – Minneapolis, MN
12/22/15 Latitudes LGBT Chemical Dependency Treatment Center – St. Paul, MN
12/9/15: New Beginnings - Chaska, MN
11/16/15 Augsburg College, Abnormal Psychology Class – Minneapolis, MN
10/27/15 Latitudes LGBT Chemical Dependency Treatment Center – St. Paul , MN
9/25/15 Dungarvin – Mendota Heights, MN
9/24/15 REM Redwood Brain Injury Conference Breakout Session Presenter – Bloomington, MN
9/2/15 Swift County Human Services – Benson, MN
8/4/15 Latitudes LGBT Chemical Dependency Treatment Center – St. Paul , MN
6/25/15 The CommUNITY Adult Mental Health Initiative – St. Cloud, MN
5/6/15 FamilyWise Services – Minneapolis, MN
5/5/15 MN Department of Human Services Employees– St. Paul, MN
4/29/15 University of MinnesotaAMBIT Trauma Conference Keynote Panel Speaker - Minneapolis, MN
4/16/15 First Presbyterian Church- South St. Paul, MN
2/18/15 Oasis , Intensive Residential Treatment Program- Golden Valley, MN
2/11/15 CIT (Crisis Intervention Team) Training for Correctional Officers – MCF at Stillwater Prison,  Bayport, MN
2/10/15 Normandale Community College,  Psychology Department – Bloomington, MN
1/31/15 Rainbow Health Initiative and LGBT in recovery featured presenter – Minneapolis, MN
1/30/15 South High School Students (2 presentations) – Minneapolis, MN
1/23/15 New Beginnings - Chaska, MN
1/14/15`CIT (Crisis Intervention Team) Training for City of St. Paul Police Officers - St. Paul, MN
1/9/15 Volunteers of America, Omegon Treatment Center – Minnetonka, MN (MI/CD)
1/5/15 CIT (Crisis Intervention Team) Training for City of St. Paul Police Officers - St. Paul, MN
12/4/14 People, Incorporated - Maghakian Place, St. Paul MN (MI/CD)
11/13/14 University of Minnesota School of Occupational Therapy Guest Lecturer – Minneapolis, MN
10/9/14 University of Minnesota Morris ‘Community Conversation’ – Morris, MN
9/19/14 Champlin Park High School (5 classes, 5 presentations) – Champlin Park, MN
9/16/14 MN Coalition for the Homeless Conference Breakout Session Presenter – Rochester, MN
8/20/14 Burnsville High School Teachers – Burnsville, MN
7/14/14 FamilyMeans – Stillwater, MN
6/28/14 University of Minnesota Integrated Behavioral Health & Differential Diagnosis Guest Lecturer – Minneapolis, MN
6/11/14 Red Wing High School Student Body – Red Wing, MN
5/28/14 Champlin Park High School Student Body – Champlin Park, MN
5/23/14 Minnesota Correctional Facility at Faribault, 2 presentations given to inmates in CD treatment – Faribault, MN
5/11/14 United Methodist Church – Coon Rapids, MN
5/8/14 Cedar Ridge Treatment Center – Stillwater, MN (MI/CD)
5/6/14 Church of St. Dominic – Northfield, MN
4/17/14 Champlin Park High School Student Body (2 presentations) – Champlin Park, MN
3/19/14 Park Avenue Center Staff – Minneapolis, MN
3/12/14 University of Minnesota Integrated Behavioral Health and Differential Diagnosis Guest Lecturer – Minneapolis, MN
3/5/14 Epilepsy Foundation of Minnesota- St. Paul, MN
2/13/14 Herzing University Nursing School- Minneapolis, MN
2/11/14 Normandale Community College, Psychology Department - Bloomington, MN
1/14/14 Smith Lodge – Plymouth, MN
1/13/14 Nuway House – Minneapolis, MN
12/9/13 Commonbond Communities, Mount Carmel Manor – St. Paul, MN
10/30/13 University of Minnesota Integrated Behavioral Health & Addiction Studies Guest Lecturer – Minneapolis, MN
10/23/13 Mercy Hospital Psychiatric Unit Staff (2 presentations, back to back) – Coon Rapids, MN
10/10/13 NAMI Western MNAdult Mental Health Consortium - Wilmar, MN
10/9/13 Mercy Hospital Psychiatric Unit Staff (2 presentations, back to back) – Coon Rapids, MN
10/2/13 Metro State University Women’s Commission Disability Awareness Event – St. Paul, MN
8/25/13 People, Incorporated, Anchor House – Minneapolis, MN
6/13/13 Metropolitan Health Plan – Minneapolis, MN
5/16/13 Consumer Survivor Network Conference Session Presenter – Twin Cities, MN
4/24/13 Washburn High School Student Body - Minneapolis, MN
4/10/13 Park Avenue Center Staff – Minneapolis, MN (MI/CD)
3/21/13 University of St. Thomas Psychology Department – St. Paul, MN
2/11/13 Herzing University Nursing School – Minneapolis, MN
11/28/12 Anoka Metro Regional Treatment Center (2 presentations, clients and staff) – Anoka, MN
11/19/12 Normandale Community College Intro Psychology Class – Bloomington, MN
7/24/12 Supportive Living Solutions – St. Paul, MN