HEAD OF ZENDO
An 18-year old Nate first stumbled into the CZC in 1999 after finding the Center's address stamped in the back of a copy of Three Pillars of Zen. He quickly took his youthful enthusiasm to residential training at the Rochester Zen Center and, later, to Bukkoku-ji monastery in Japan, where Kapleau himself had trained.
After several years in Los Angeles pursuing a career in the architectural arts, Nate returned to his hometown of Chicago to start a family. He currently works as a part-time landlord, part-time grocer, and full-time father of two.