As Actions director, Nathan manages the US Action Team, which develops and coordinates non-violent direct actions in support of Greenpeace campaigns. The team generates creative ideas to further campaign objectives, manage field logistics and coordinate direct actions and events. The Action Team also cares for all the direct action equipment and runs a highly specialized technical training program to provide the skills Greenpeace activists need to go out and peacefully protest in dynamic ways.
Nathan started out as a volunteer and canvasser for Greenpeace in Seattle in 1988 at the age of 18. He saw the need for someone to figure out how to make large banners and speciality theatrical props and for years created hundreds of them, which led him to get an arts degree from Cornish College of the Arts in 1996. Shortly afterwards he moved east to become a member of the Actions staff and has been director since 2006.