Nathan has worked at the forefront of the green infrastructure industry for 20+ years. He has played critical roles in the design, development, sale, construction, and successful establishment of nearly 1,000 green roofs across North America. Early into his career, he spent over 8 years as the Senior Garden Roof Technical Sales Coordinator for American Hydrotech, one of the world’s largest waterproofing and green roof manufacturers. While in this position, his sales strategies and technical mindset helped increase the Garden Roof Departments sales tenfold.
Long respected for his technical knowledge and hands-on experience, Nathan has proven to be a valuable resource to many design, installation, and owner teams. He is one of the first individuals to receive Green Roof Professional (GRP) accreditation from Green Roofs for Health Cities (GRHC) and was selected as the industry’s first North American Policy Educator, where he helped guide and implement the organization’s efforts to advance green roof technology and educate design professionals & policymakers on all forms of green infrastructure.
Nathan has recently developed a system to assist clients with the funding of their roofing/waterproofing and green infrastructure projects through C-PACE financing. Inhabitect has helped clients close over $2.85 million in funding, on new and retrofit projects, in both urban and rural settings.
Dedicated to all forms of green stormwater infrastructure, water quality, and as a Certified Natural Shoreline Professional (CNSP), Nathan approaches projects with an ecological and low impact intent. From concept through completion, and in looking at projects holistically, he always strives to implement sustainability into his work. His strategies benefit both public and private projects, in economically, environmentally, and socially responsible ways. No project is too small, and no project is too big.
He earned an Associate’s degree in Plant Science from Northwest Michigan College. He also holds a Bachelor’s degree in Landscape Architecture (ASLA), a RISE environmental specialization, and a Certificate in Landscape & Nursery Development from Michigan State University.
He launched Inhabitect, LLC to serve as an independent and all-inclusive resource for designing, building, and growing living architecture, green stormwater infrastructure, and natural shorelines that are functional, beautiful, and approachable. With his international and regional network of colleagues in architecture, landscape architecture, engineering, horticulture, construction, and manufacturing, as well as peers in the non-profit and public sectors, and his dedicated team of employees, Nathan is the project and operations manager who brings the right people, with the right expertise to your project. His company is professional, licensed, bonded, and insured. He has the experience, knowledge, and skills to get the job done on time and on budget, exceeding client expectations, at the residential, commercial, or municipal level.