Nathan earned a BA in architecture from the Pratt Institute, where he took a keen interest in the study of mathematical surfaces and digital fabrication. His studies developed hands-on experience with the use of 3D computer design software and laser cutter technologies. After graduating, he worked as a sculpture fabricator, specializing in prototyping, silicone mold-making, plaster and resin casting, and installation design and production. He then switched directions to become a luthier, graduating from the Violin Making & Repair program in 2020. While in the program, he received the merit-based Gladys Brooks Foundation Scholarship, and one of his violins received a Certificate of Merit in the 2019 Kaminski Violin Making Competition in Poland.