Nate is an award winning, nationally recognized public speaker. His talks and consulting services have been requested by government agencies, schools and universities, small non-profits and large organizations. Mixing his personal experiences as a suicide attempt survivor and transgender man living with unseen disability into a broader discussion of identity and social equality, Nate's talks can be tailored for audiences ranging from students 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. 

Topics and areas of expertise:

Transgender Rights, Mental Health Awareness, Suicide Prevention, Chemical Dependency, Crisis Intervention, Dementia, Diversity and Inclusion.

PAst clients include:

TrainingS, Lectures, and Other Talks:

  • 6/29/19: Grand Marais Gay Pride Celebration - Grand Marais, MN
    Featured event speaker: “Outside the Box”

  • 5/23/19: Washington County Law Enforcement and Corrections Officers – Stillwater, MN
    Crisis Intervention Training Session Instructor: “Serving the Transgender Community”

  • 4/24/19: St. Mary’s University - Minneapolis, MN
    Guest Lecturer: Multicultural Studies

  • 4/8/19: St. Catherine University - St. Paul, MN
    Featured speaker: Diversity Committee LGBTQIA Identities Forum: “Cultivating Inclusivity: Challenges and Solutions for the LGBTQIA Community”

  • 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: “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: “Mental Health and Suicide in the LGBTQ Community”

  • 8/22/18: St. Mary’s University – Minneapolis, MN
    Guest Speaker for LGBTQ 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: “Mental Health and Suicide in the LGBTQ Community”

  • 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.

… Additionally delivered over 100 presentations for the MN chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness.