His first children’s book, Better Nate THAN EVER BEFORE, was designated a 2013 NY Times Notable Reserve. He continued to win extra honors for such youthful adult functions and adult cookbooks as, respectively, Five, Six, Seven, Nate! and Tequila Mockingbird: Cocktails using a Literary Twist. Before learning to be a full-time article writer, he performed in Broadway productions of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and THE TINY Mermaid. He was one of the choreographers for the Broadway creation of Billy Elliot the Musical. Though he was created in San Mateo, California, he spent nearly all his youth in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He afterwards relocated to NEW YORK, where he proved helpful as a specialist dancer, vocalist, and professional. He made an appearance with Bernadette Peters in the Broadway revival of Gypsy!