Nathan Shields is joining the Walla Walla University team as an Advancement Officer in the Advancement department. Nathan comes to us most recently from Maplewood Academy, where he was Vice Principal for Development and Alumni. Before that, he worked in Tampere, Finland for 5 years. A graduate of Southern Adventist University and Andrews University, Nathan holds several degrees: a bachelors in International Studies with an emphasis in Spanish, minors in Religion and Intercultural Communications, and a Master of Science in Administration with both a fundraising and marketing research component.
Nathan has just moved to the Walla Walla Valley from Hutchinson, Minnesota. He and his spouse, Emilia, have two children; Silja, 4, and Kaspian, 20 months. Together they love traveling, exploring beautiful nature, enjoying great food, and just spending family time together. In his spare time, Nathan also enjoy snowboarding, cross-country skiing, road biking and relaxing in their sauna. Nathan says, "My family is excited to join the diverse Walla Walla University community and we look forward to introducing new friends to our barrel sauna." We are happy to have Nathan join the Walla Walla University family, so please extend him a warm welcome!