Nate is a state award winning public speaker who has delivered over 150 presentations since 2012, directly reaching roughly 15,000 consumers, providers, students and first responders. His talks have been requested by federal, state, and county 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 social inequality, Nate's talks can be geared to 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:

  • 9/18-11/18: St. Paul Police – 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 Transgender Issues

  • 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 Transgender Issues

  • 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 Transgender Issues

  • 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 Transgender Issues

  • 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:

12/10/18: CIT Training for Police and Corrections – Lino Lakes, MN
12/3/18: CIT Training for Police and Corrections – 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
11/14/18: Stuart Co. Housing Corporation - Hopkins, MN
11/15/18: Prescott School District - Prescott, WI
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 Prison, 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 Prison, Bayport, MN
2/19/16: Nicollet Towers – Minneapolis, MN
12/22/16 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