Contact/Who is Nate?

Hi!  My name is Nate Freeman and I’ve been elected to a 3-year term as a member of the Selectboard in Northfield, Vermont.  But before I get to the author bio thing, I want to talk about you.

Feedback is important.  Ideas are important.  You are important.  If you have feedback, ideas or just want to send a note, here’s how to reach me:

Email:  natefreeman@gmail.com      Phone: 802-552-3438

If you’re new to town, are thinking about moving to Vermont, or want to find a place to raise your family, don’t hesitate to contact me.  If you’re curious about my passionate interest in Northfield, click here.

So, back to “Who is Nate?”  I am a founding member of the Northfield Community Development Network (NCDN), a non-profit created to provide coordination and communication between various local groups and committees.  I’m a member of the School Improvement Team at the Northfield Middle/High School.  I’m also a father/father-figure to two/four girls.  It’s a little complicated, but the bottom line is, there’s a lot of love.

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

High School Teacher, Joann A Alexie Memorial School.  August 2017 – present.

High School Teacher Apprentice, Northfield Middle-High School.  June 2016 – June 2017.

 Program Coordinator, NC State University, Raleigh, NC.  Oct 2012 – June 2015

  • Worked independently, responsible for communications and outreach, student support, annual report, presentations to the general public, grant writing and student applicant recruitment.
  • Won $175,000 in grant funding for the development of online Certificate program
  • Utilized outreach and communications skills to grow applicant base from 2 to 25 from 2012 to 2015

 

ClimSystems, LTD, Hamilton, New Zealand.  Oct 2010 – Oct 2012

Associate (Based in Vermont)

  • Train to expert level on company’s world-class GIS precipitation and temperature climate projection software, SimClim, using up to 26 Global Climate Models
  • Present and demonstrate SimClim tools and features to potential customers


EDUCATION

Vermont Teacher Apprenticeship Program, Champlain College

 

Climate Change Scholar,  New York Executive Clean Energy Leadership (NY-EXCEL) Program

Administered by Skidmore College.  Funded by NYSERDA

 

BA, English Literature   (May 2000)

University of Vermont

 

SPECIALIZED COMPUTER SKILLS

  • Climate Science Technical Analysis and Planning Software (SimCLIM)
  • Geographical Information Systems (ArcGIS)

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

  • Solar Electric Power Association (SEPA)
  • Association for Demand Response (ADR)

NY EXCEL 2

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