Say hello to Nate!
Nate Collins is a new North Carolinian! He recently moved his family east from Utah to join us at Edison Nation! Nate’s already hard at work making EdisonNation.com bigger and better than before for our community, but he took a little time out to answer a few questions so you can get to know him a bit better!
What do you do at Edison Nation?
I write software and maintain the Edison Nation Dashboard website and associated services.
What’s your favorite part about working at Edison Nation (so far)?
I like the Edison Nation HQ building. It’s a charming historic building and right in downtown Charlotte.
As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?
I always wanted to be an inventor. I would take things apart in my parent’s garage to “see how they worked” and to re-engineer it into something greater. Sadly, I can’t think of a single instance of when my taking things apart resulted something greater.
What’s your favorite thing to do outside of work?
I enjoy mountain biking and anything else that’s active.
If you could experience someone else’s life for just one day, who would it be?
Elon Musk when he goes to Mars.
What’s one accomplishment you’re proud of?
It’s the small things I’m proud of like helping people, making someone’s life a bit easier, and mentoring new software developers, etc.
What do you consider a big failure and what did you learn from it?
A big failure for me has been not prioritizing what exactly I want most out of life is. So, my 20s passed by in a blur. At the end, luckily, I had prioritized a few of the most important things, but I knew could do much much better. From that I’ve learned life is short and to live each day deliberately.
What’s your hidden talent?
I’m not talented.
You’re only allowed to eat one food for the rest of your life. What is it?
If you could be anywhere else right now, where would it be?
Glamis Sand Dunes or Moab, Utah (I love off-roading)
Who are you often told is your doppelganger?
Never been told that I look like someone. (What does that mean?)
What do you think is the greatest invention in your lifetime and why?
Most everything I’ve done has been a web or mobile app – which don’t qualify in my mind as an “invention” because it was more of a business workflow or process that I was developing. I developed a type of immune system for reconfigurable digital circuits and that still takes the cake for now.
We’re so excited to have Nate on board and can’t wait to start sharing more site improvements with you!
Want to meet other members of our staff? Catch up on past Meet the EN Team posts!